Explorations in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

Explorations in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

A Celebration of the Lifetime Achievements of Tao-chung “Ted” Yao
Edited by Yang Xiao-Desai, Ka F. Wong

The late Professor Tao-chung “Ted” Yao was a world-renowned expert in Chinese language pedagogy. Among his many contributions to the field, he co-authored Integrated Chinese, the leading textbook series for students of Chinese.

Dedicated in his memory, this collection brings together top scholars who were broadly and deeply impacted by Professor Yao, whether as students or lifelong colleagues. Groundbreaking essays, in both Chinese and English, explore a wide range of topics in teaching, learning, and researching Chinese as a second language, building connections across various perspectives and practices. Subjects include:

  • Best practices in instruction
  • Language Flagship programs
  • Chinese linguistic studies
  • Heritage learner identities
  • Curriculum development and testing
  • Teacher training

Instructors and researchers from the K–12 to university levels will benefit from this volume’s innovative studies and practical pedagogical perspectives. The diversity and originality of the essays in Explorations in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language make it a significant contribution to the field of Chinese language education, and a testament to the enduring legacy of Professor Yao.


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