Evaluating the somatically enhanced approach of teaching Mandarin Chinese
conference contributionposted 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.