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

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Student-Teacher Relationship & Communication

Material 3

“你不仅是学语言,你还是帮助学生发展成为一个完整的人的一种教学理念。” – Yuanyuan Zheng

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Material 46

“在中国人看来,你不光代表你自己,还代表你的家庭(……)我作为你的中文老师,我教你中国人是怎么做的。” – Emily

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Material 48

“因为我之前都是(在)中国和韩国,(……)所以我觉得老师是有权威的。但是当我去到美国的时候,我就完全没有适应,所以就产生了一个非常严重的问题……” – Lan Zhang

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Material 49

“我第一次感受到美国家长完全觉得自己孩子没有错,一点错都没有,错都在老师。我当时心里就(想)怎么可以这样。” – Ningmeng

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Material 56

“他自我认识不到是他自己学习的原因,家长也同样,美国 style 就是这样子的。” – Jing Wang

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Material 57

“他们(学生或家长)对中国文化有一些认知的不足或者差异。他们可能就觉得为什么我们需要练字,比如说。然后需要做一些看似很 repetitive 的工作。” – Qian Hua

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Material 58

“问题就出现在我们班的那个白人小孩,他的家庭和他就不理解这个问题,就觉得我不在乎什么奖项,但是我希望我有这个机会去表现我自己。所以,(……)那天的结果是比赛已经结束,但是我们班的那个白人小孩还留在zoom等着人家点名让他上台,让他表演一下。” – Lan Zhang

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Material 60

" I think students in China are just trained from such an early age to just be quiet in class, and not talk to your neighbor and focus. And that’s fine because that’s how they grew up. But in America, they are not trained like that starting from elementary school." – Bridget

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Material 64

" I think the most important thing if you're a non-native American coming here, is that you have to understand how the American school system works and you have to understand how American kids are, in that they are not raised like kids in China." – Nina

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Material 68

"我们学校(同事)白人居多(……)没有什么其他的弱势群体。"– Qian Hua

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