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What Is a Bed and Chair in Chinese: How to Teach Language Culturally and Philosophically?

There can be many different ways to teach ”what is a bed and chair” in a Chinese language class. The simple and straightforward way is to let the learners know what is a bed and chair through translation or illustration without any further info and explanation. That is done.

In this lecture, I attempt to demonstrate how to integrate socio-cultural-historical knowledge into vocabulary introduction, sometimes philosophically, with an aim at showing an innovative instructive practice of optimizing the top-down approach.

The lecture will be held in English.

Professor Shouhui Zhao, Institutt for fremmedspråk

Shouhui Zhao
Sydneshaugen skole, Grupperom P