Tones and Hanzi (汉字): Pedagogy of modern Chinese Language Education

Event details


Date & time

Monday 07 November 2022


Seminar Room, Hedley Bull Building, ANU & Online via Zoom




CHL Communicate

This thematic Roundtable series addresses two of the most challenging teaching and learning points of Chinese as a foreign language: tones (shengdiao) and characters (Hanzi).

The series consists of three separate Roundtables:

a) Teaching Tones: Understanding tones in various speech production context: Pedagogical implications

(b) Teaching Hanzi: Handwritten or e-writing? Dilemma and option

c) An e-Hanzi class: Optimizing the Chinese language teaching: A typing-primary model Each Roundtable comprises discussions of conceptual and theoretical issues, the presentation of classroom instructional practices, and the illustration of teaching tasks and testing items.

The series offers a wide array of the latest thinking, practice and experience in the Chinese language teaching field today.

Dates and Times

Teaching tones 9:00am–12:30pm Monday, 7 November 2022 Register now

Teaching Hanzi 9:00am–4:30pm Wednesday, 9 November 2022 Register now

An e-Hanzi class 9:00am–12:30pm Monday, 14 November 2022 Register now

Venue: Seminar Room, Hedley Bull Building, ANU

Format: In-person and online via Zoom (details to be provided to guests when they register via Eventbrite for each Roundtable)

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