Proceedings of the 2016 2nd International Conference on Social Science and Technology Education (ICSSTE 2016)

A Case Study about Accuracy and Fluency in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

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Mengke LI
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Mengke LI
Available Online May 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsste-16.2016.139How to use a DOI?
Keywords
accuracy, fluency, speaking, TCSL
Abstract

This case study aims to address how to promote accuracy in the main stream of focusing on fluency. During the period of data collecting, face to face interviewing is used to get some ideas about the relationship between accuracy and fluency when students learning Chinese from Chinese teachers in one Hong Kong International School. Observing in the real classes is also used to collect the teaching strategies when they put their ideas into practice. After sorting the relative data, the average result is that around half of the teaching activities are about accuracy, while there are more fluency-oriented activities in the higher level classes. As for the teaching methods, focusing on form is the most popular, but focusing on forms is also not ignored. When correcting the errors, correcting directly, indirectly correcting such as repeat the error and interaction modification are utilized a lot in the classes.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2016 2nd International Conference on Social Science and Technology Education (ICSSTE 2016)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
May 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-177-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsste-16.2016.139How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2016, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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