The challenges of teaching Chinese as a foreign language in India

Lin, Shiaoyang (2020) The challenges of teaching Chinese as a foreign language in India. [Working papers (or Preprints)]

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This paper presents an overview of the current status of existing Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL) programmes in India. It discusses the current international context surrounding growing interest in Chinese language instruction in India by both the Chinese and Indian governments. It presents several common errors Indian students of Chinese language make, particularly with regards to pronunciation and character recognition, and proposes some possible classroom techniques to mitigate them. Lastly, the paper discusses the risk foreign professors run of violating intercultural taboos while teaching Chinese in India, particularly in relation to religious norms.

Item Type: Working papers (or Preprints)
Keywords: Teaching Chinese | Foreign Language | TCFL
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Arts and Humanities > Language and Linguistics
JGU School/Centre: International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2022 09:17
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2022 09:17
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