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Subject/Keyword
Chinese
Second Language Acquisition
Modern Standard Mandarin
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Koskela, Alyssa
Supervisor and department
Bishop, Edward (Department of English and Film Studies)
Examining committee member and department
Read, Daphne (Department of English and Film Studies)
Davis, Walter (Department of East Asian Studies)
Wiesenthal, Christine (Department of English and Film Studies)
Department
Department of English and Film Studies
Specialization
English
Date accepted
2014-04-02T10:19:45Z
Graduation date
2014-06
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Modern Standard Mandarin (MSM) is increasingly taught in a multitude of international contexts. This creative non-fiction thesis examines the pedagogical methods used to teach MSM in China and Canada, by contrasting my alternating experiences as an international student in China and a domestic student studying Chinese in Canada. While my curriculum in China emphasizes the practical application of MSM and issues of cultural nuance, my curriculum in Canada stresses matters of technical accuracy and theoretical knowledge. Issues of gender, racial identity and language acquisition are examined through my experiences in and outside of the classroom, and through the lens of Chinese literature.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3RF5KQ0H
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Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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