Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
Character Literacy Development in Mandarin Immersion

Becoming literate in Chinese is a complex and time-intensive process. Promoting high levels of literacy among immersion learners is arguably one of the Chinese immersion teacherís greatest challenges. During this institute, participants will explore how alphabetic and character literacy skills are similar and different; review research on the cognitive and linguistic factors that facilitate Chinese character, word and literacy development; and identify instructional practices that will strengthen the requisite sub-skills and move learners towards more fluent character processing and text comprehension.
Jul 24 - Jul 28, 2017
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