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Teaching Chinese Language in Singapore

Efforts and Possibilities

  • Kay Cheng Soh
  • Shares many ways of teaching and evaluating oral and written Chinese skills

  • Provides innovative ideas regarding Chinese Language curricula, instructional materials and methodologies

  • Offers ideas that can be applied in practising teachers’ classrooms to promote more effective and efficient student learning


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Curriculum and Instructional Materials

  3. Teaching of Spoken and Written Chinese

  4. Assessment Literacy

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 193-193

About this book


This book presents the experiences of Chinese Language researchers in Singapore to Chinese Language researchers and teachers in other countries and regions, such as the USA, the UK and Asia, that are home to a large number of learners, young and old. As such, the innovative ideas it provides can be applied in practising teachers’ classrooms to promote more effective and efficient student learning. Beyond pedagogical innovations, the book also includes papers on the assessment of Chinese Language learning and teacher literacy – two areas that have been largely neglected by the Chinese Language research and teaching communities, not only here in Singapore, but also around the world. This book, the sequel to “Teaching Chinese Language in Singapore: Retrospect and Challenges” (Springer, 2016), is future-oriented, highlighting ideas that merit further attention from researchers and practitioners alike.


Bilingualism Chinese language curriculum Chinese language teaching Chinese-English code-switching Chinese language education Chinese Language in Singapore Chinese language research Mandarin Competence Chinese Textbook oral Chinese Learning Chinese Chinese Writing Assessment Literacy

Editors and affiliations

  • Kay Cheng Soh
    • 1
  1. 1.SingaporeSingapore

About the editors

Dr. Soh Kaycheng is currently a Research Consultant at the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language. He has been actively involved in training Chinese Language teachers and action research workshops, and publishes regularly on issues and problems in Chinese Language instruction. He has also published books on global university rankings and international comparisons of academic achievement, as well as educational measurement.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Teaching Chinese Language in Singapore
  • Book Subtitle Efforts and Possibilities
  • Editors Kay Cheng Soh
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-8859-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4260-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-8860-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 193
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Language Teaching
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