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Evaluating the somatically enhanced approach of teaching Mandarin Chinese

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conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by F Zhang
A tonal language such as Mandarin Chinese (MC) is considered a hard language to learn for English speaking learners. This paper reports on an experiment using the Somatically-Enhanced Approach (SEA) to teach MC in an Australian university. Innovations include: the use of relaxation, humming, clapping and gestures to emphasize the rhythm of MC.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Parent Title

Lifelong learning : reflecting on successes and framing futures : keynote and refereed papers from the 5th International Lifelong Learning Conference, Yeppoon, Central Queensland, Australia, 16-19 June 2008.

Start Page

405

End Page

410

Number of Pages

6

Start Date

01/01/2008

ISBN-10

1921047569

Location

Yeppoon, Qld.

Publisher

Central Queensland University

Place of Publication

Rockhampton, Qld.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Central Queensland University; University of Canberra;

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

Lifelong Learning Conference

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