1st Edition

Classroom Research on Chinese as a Second Language

Edited By Fangyuan Yuan, Shuai Li Copyright 2019
    302 Pages
    by Routledge

    302 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This collection brings together a series of empirical studies on topics surrounding classrooms of Chinese as a second language (L2) by drawing on a range of theoretical frameworks, methodological strategies, and pedagogical perspectives. Over the past two decades, research on classroom-based second language acquisition (SLA) has emerged and expanded as one of the most important sub-domains in the general field of SLA. In Chinese SLA, however, scarce attention has been devoted to this line of research. With chapters written by scholars in the field of SLA—many of whom are experienced in classroom teaching, teacher education, or program administration in Chinese as a second language—this book helps disentangle the complicated relationships among linguistic targets, pedagogical conditions, assessment tools, learner individual differences, and teacher variables that exist in the so-called "black-box" classrooms of L2 Chinese.

    Chapter 1.

    An Overview: Classroom Research and Chinese as a Second Language

    Fangyuan Yuan and Shuai Li 


    Part I: Efficiency of Form-Focused Instruction and Task-Based Teaching


    Chapter 2.

    The Effects of Tone Training on Tone Perception Accuracy in Chinese Language Classrooms

    Yen-Chen Hao and Jennifer Li-Chia Liu

    Chapter 3.

    Differential Effects of Recasts and Metalinguistic Prompts on the Acquisition of Chinese Wh-questions and Classifiers

    Yu Wu

    Chapter 4.

    Effects of Task Repetition on the Interlanguage Development of Chinese Aspect Marker Le

    Fangyuan Yuan

    Chapter 5.

    Effects of Explicit Instruction on Chinese Syntactic Complexity in Repeated Story Retelling Tasks

    Qiaona Yu

    Chapter 6.

    The Effects of Online Writing on Heritage Language Anxiety – A Bayesian Analysis

    Yang Xiao-Desai


    Part II: Interlanguage Development and Classroom Teaching and Learning


    Chapter 7.

    Radical Awareness Development of L2 Chinese Learners in the U.S.: Comparing Heritage Learners and Non-Heritage Learners

    Tianxu Chen 

    Chapter 8.

    Understanding Learners’ Vocabulary Profiles in L2 Chinese Classrooms

    Haomin Zhang

    Chapter 9.

    Development of Pragmatic and Grammatical Awareness in L2 Chinese Classrooms

    Li Yang

    Chapter 10.

    Measurement Quality and Rating Scale Functioning of a CSL Classroom Assessment Instrument

    Shuai Li, Yali Feng, and Ting Wen


    Part III: Teachers’ Perceptions, Practices, and Professional Development


    Chapter 11.

    K-12 Chinese Language Teachers’ Perceptions of Classroom Portfolio Assessment

    Zheng Gu, Yanjiang Teng, Xuexue Yang, and Dongbo Zhang

    Chapter 12.

    Teaching Chinese at American Charter Schools: Identity and Classroom Teaching

    Wenhao Diao and Hsuan-Ying Liu


    Fangyuan Yuan is a Professor in the Languages and Cultures Department at the United States Naval Academy, USA.

    Shuai Li is an Associate Professor and Chinese Program Coordinator in the World Languages & Cultures Department at Georgia State University, USA.