Title: Robust vocabulary instruction in K-12 Chinese programs
针对中小学生的词汇教学策略

Presenter: Chan Lü 吕婵, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Date/Time/Location: TBD

Audience Level: Teachers of K-12 Chinese programs, including world language programs and immersion programs

Language of Presentation: Mainly in Chinese

Objectives:

  • To provide the teachers with a brief summary of research-based evidence of the important factors affecting literacy learning among K-12 learners;
  • To provide the teachers with concrete methods and strategies of vocabulary selection and instruction

Description:

A common concern for K-12 Chinese language teachers in different program types is how to most effectively teach Chinese literacy and to help students retain what they have learned. Focusing on vocabulary instruction, this workshop aims to provide K-12 Chinese teachers with research-based evidence of “what works” in literacy learning among school age children. Specifically, this workshop will introduce hands-on methods of selecting vocabulary items, strategies for teaching general vocabulary as well as academic word, and discuss activities to reinforce vocabulary learning appropriate for young learners. The methods and strategies introduced in this workshop are widely used in, but adapted from, English literacy learning and instruction, so they should be familiar to students in mainstream schools.

中小学中文教师关心的问题之一是如何有效地帮助学生掌握中文读写技能。从词汇教学的角度出发,本工作坊旨在(1)向中小学中文教师介绍基于实证研究的词汇教学法,包括如何选择与教授一般性和学科性词汇;(2)基于中小学中文学习者的特点,讨论如何设计词汇教学和学习活动。