S-Space College of Education (사범대학) Foreign Language Education Research Institute (외국어교육연구소) 외국어교육연구 (Foreign Language Education Research) 외국어교육연구 (Foreign Language Education Research) vol.05 (2002)
총체적 언어 교육 접근법을 통한 조기 한어(漢語) 교육
A study of the early Chinese teaching through whole-language approach
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 외국어교육연구소
- 외국어교육연구, Vol.5, pp. 57-76
- Language makes it possible for children to communicate with each other and has a great influence on their thinking and learning. Since language is so closely related with children' s development of cognition and language skill, the language teaching in early infancy and the study of it have become more and more important. Language educators have realized the importance of the early Chinese teaching and its teaching method in China, where 21 million babies are born every year. The first part of this paper focuses on the early Chinese teaching being practiced in China and gives a review of the developments of the early Chinese teaching. It combines the present situation of the early language education with "The Guidance Synopsis for Infant School Education" to find the characteristics of the early Chinese teaching. The whole-language approach has been applied to the early Chinese teaching since the second half of years in 1990s. The second part of the paper studies the whole-language approach to early Chinese teaching. The focus of this part is on how to apply the approach in actual teaching. It gives practical examples to analyze the characteristics of the whole-language education. At last, the paper discusses some matters to be considered and problems to be solved when the whole-language approach is applied to Chinese teaching in China. It also forecasts the future development of the whole-language education.