A Case Study about Accuracy and Fluency in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
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- accuracy, fluency, speaking, TCSL
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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TY - CONF AU - Mengke LI PY - 2016/05 DA - 2016/05 TI - A Case Study about Accuracy and Fluency in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language BT - Proceedings of the 2016 2nd International Conference on Social Science and Technology Education (ICSSTE 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 761 EP - 769 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsste-16.2016.139 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsste-16.2016.139 ID - LI2016/05 ER -