Teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Heritage Language Students: Curriculum Needs, Materials, and Assessment, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Heritage Language Students

Curriculum Needs, Materials, and Assessment, 1st Edition

Edited by Kimi Kondo-Brown, James Dean Brown


368 pages

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This book contributes to building the research knowledge that language teaching professionals need in developing curriculum for the large population of East Asian heritage students (including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) in countries like the United States, Canada, and Australia, where speakers of East Asian languages are among the fastest growing populations. Heritage learners are defined as those who initially acquired certain levels of linguistic and cultural competence in a non-dominant language mainly through interaction with foreign-born parents and other family members at home.

Heritage language instruction is currently a “hot topic” and is becoming a sub-discipline within the fields of foreign language education and applied linguistics. Special instruction for heritage language learners is on the rise, particularly in the U.S. and Canada. Providing theoretical and practical information about heritage-language instruction in terms of curriculum design, learner needs, materials development, and assessment procedures, the goal of this book is not only to promote research about heritage students in East Asian languages but also to improve the teaching of these students in various educational settings and all over the world, especially in English speaking countries. The volume is organized in four sections:

*Overview—addressing the timeliness, necessity, and applications of the work and issues and future agendas for teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean heritage students;

*Language Needs Analysis;

*Attitude, Motivation, Identity, and Instructional Preference; and

*Curriculum Design, Materials Development, and Assessment Procedures

Teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Heritage Language Students is intended as a primary text or reference for researchers, educators, and students in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment studies related to teaching bilingual and heritage students in general and East Asian heritage students in particular.


"…this book provides a much needed contribution to the understanding of East Asian HL learners. Indeed, much of this work is relevant to foreign language educators in general. Those interested in needs assessment and curriculum development will particularly enjoy this text." -- Tim Newfields, TESL-EJ, June 2008, Volume 12, Number 12

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Part I: Overview. K. Kondo-Brown, J.D. Brown, Introduction. K. Kondo-Brown, Issues and Future Agendas for Teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Heritage Students. Part II: Language Needs Analysis. H.C. Kataoka, Y. Koshiyama, S. Shibata, Japanese and English Language Ability of Students at Supplementary Japanese Schools in the U.S. T. Hasegawa, Measuring the Japanese Proficiency of Heritage Language Children. H-S.H. Kim, Heritage and Non-Heritage Learners of Korean: Sentence Processing Differences and Their Pedagogical Implications. K. Kondo-Brown, C. Fukuda, A Separate-Track for Advanced Heritage Language Students?: Japanese Inter-Sentential Referencing. Part III: Attitude, Motivation, Identity, and Instructional Preference. J.S. Lee, H-Y. Kim, Heritage Language Learners’ Attitudes, Motivations, and Instructional Needs: The Case of Post-Secondary Korean Language Learners. W.H. Yu, Developing ‘A Compromise Curriculum’ for Korean Heritage and Non-Heritage Learners. H.D. Weger-Guntharp, The Affective Needs of Limited Proficiency Heritage Language Learners: Perspectives From a Chinese Foreign Language Classroom. Part IV: Curriculum Design, Materials Development, and Assessment Procedures. M.O. Douglas, Curriculum Design for Young Learners of Japanese as a Heritage Language. S-m. Wu, Robust Learning for Chinese Heritage Learners: Motivation, Linguistics, and Technology. D. Zhang, N. Davis, Online Chat for Heritage Learners of Chinese.

About the Series

ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

This series provides essential texts on teaching English as a second language and applied linguistics. It includes authored and edited volumes to be used as primary or supplementary texts in graduate-level and teacher training courses to enhance students’ and practicing teachers’ professional qualifications and knowledge. Each text is designed to promote the current and growing body of knowledge in applied linguistics and second language teaching, including advances in teacher education and the study of language.

Specifically, the series includes, but is not limited to, current uses of applied linguistics research in teaching a variety of second language skills, such as reading, writing, speaking and listening; materials and curriculum design; literacy; English for academic purposes; and research methods.

The texts also deal with broad domains of professional preparation related to socio-cultural perspectives and current issues/topics in teaching and learning a second language.

Books in the series benefit not only students, but experienced teachers, curriculum developers, teacher trainers, program administrators, and other second and foreign language professionals seeking to advance and update their knowledge and expertise.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / English as a Second Language