Teaching Chinese in K-12 Schools in the U.S.

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ANALYSIS:
Bridget老师观察到没有基础的non-heritage learners可能因为对外语的好奇对中文学习很有兴趣和动力,相比之下heritage learners因为长期的中文学习反而失去兴趣。
LEVELS:
Grades 9-12
TYPE OF SCHOOL:
Public school

Material 71

The students really love learning Chinese, especially I mean, maybe not heritage speakers because they feel so bored because their whole life, they have to go to Saturday school and they don’t think it’s fun anymore. But but like 零基础of non-native speakers, they think it’s interesting and fun, and you know, for them it’s totally novel, it’s like new experience. (Bridget, Interview)
REFLECTION QUESTION:
对于non-heritage learners和heritage learners,你有类似的观察吗?这两个学生群体有哪些显著区别呢?