Medium-of-instruction policy and practices in CSL classrooms
Medium of instruction (MoI), Language policy, Code-switching, Language teaching approach, Monolingual approach, Immersion approach, Chinese only, Multilingual approach, Multilingual classroom, English as a lingua franca
This chapter provides a critical review of medium-of-instruction (MoI) policies and practices in CSL education in China. MoI is the language used in the process of teaching or learning a language, which may include the target language and students' L1 and/or a common language shared by teachers and students. The purpose of this chapter is to examine language use and language choice in the CSL classroom, to offer pedagogical suggestions for CSL teachers and teacher educators, and to consider why, when, and how to effectively manage MoI for everyday teaching. The chapter also seeks to shed light on understanding the functional role and the sensible use of English in Chinese teaching and learning in the United States.
Chinese Language Education in the United States
Wang, D. (2016). Medium-of-instruction policy and practices in CSL classrooms. Chinese Language Education in the United States, 83-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21308-8_5