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Chinese Language Education in the United States

Chinese Language Education in the United States by Jiening Ruan
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This book offers historical, philosophical, and sociocultural perspectives on Chinese language education for speakers of other languages with a special focus on Chinese language education in the United States. It provides a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary look at changes in CFL/CSL education over time in China and the U.S. and the philosophical, political and sociocultural influences that led to these changes. The essays address a wide array of topics related to Chinese language education, including:  
A historical overview of the field
Theories that apply to CFL/CSL learning
Policies and initiatives for CFL/CSL by the Chinese and U.S. governments
Medium of instruction
Curriculum and instruction for CFL/CSL learners at K-12 and college levels
Technology for CFL/CSL education
Chinese language learning for heritage learners
CFL in study abroad contexts
CFL teacher education and training

This work is essential reading for scholars and students interested in gaining a greater understanding of Chinese language education in the two countries and around the world.

Springer International Publishing; November 2015
265 pages; ISBN 9783319213088
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Title: Chinese Language Education in the United States
Author: Jiening Ruan; Jie Zhang; Cynthia B. Leung
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