Improving the Teaching of Chinese Speaking of Young Students from English-Speaking Families: Teacher’s Professional Development

  • Jing Yan
  • Hock Huan Goh
  • Hong Xia Zhou


This article highlights the recent shift in the teaching of Chinese Language in Singapore from its traditional emphasis on oral communication. It looks into the Chinese Language teachers’ beliefs, teaching strategies, and difficulties encountered in implementing the change. The research team design lessons plans which were implemented by purposively selected teachers in five schools. Teachers were observed and interviewed, and multiple case studies were reported.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Singapore Centre for Chinese LanguageNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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