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Teaching of Mandarin in an English Comprehensive School: a case study

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Abstract:

A group of English children in a rural comprehensive are learning Mandarin, taught by a Chinese teacher. This article describes the background to this development and follows three cohorts of students, giving the pupils' views about learning Chinese and why they chose it. As a psychologist who has interests in education and who is also a part-time student of Chinese, the author welcomed the chance to share the pupils' experience. In the final cohort, sensation-seeking tendencies and intellectual achievement responsibility were investigated as personality traits which may influence a child's choice of foreign language study.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03055690120050365

Publication date: June 1, 2001

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