Research into China, Language Acquisition and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Mandarin Play Group for 2 - 3 year-olds 婴幼儿中文
- Quality learning for children aged 2-3 and one-accompanied parent
Children have a natural ability to learn, which is developed during the first 3-4 years of their life. Learning a second language can be as easy as learning the first.
Language learning lays a foundation for study skills, attitudes and creative thinking. Every new language opens a new window into a new life.
Working with Chinese University of Hong Kong, the curriculum and teaching materials have been developed and backed by research.
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-11am, from 4th November 2019, for 10 weeks (20 sessions).
Place: Confucius Institute, 2 Palmerston Road, Sheffield S10 2TE
Fees: £100 for 20 sessions (Intro Offer)
Register at https://onlineshop.shef.ac.uk/ at All Departments, search for “Play Group”
Contact: Dr. Hu. Tel: 0114 2228447 / 07846262870; Email: Confucius@Sheffield.ac.uk
China Seminars 中国讲座
The CI regularly invites academics and experts worldwide to give talks at 'China Seminars Series', about latest research in language studies, language teaching, international relationships and economics, etc.
Research into Language Acquisition 继承语语言习得
Working with the Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, SCI conducted research on the acquisition of Mandarin Chinese by heritage Mandarin and Cantonese speakers.
The project filled the gap for heritage language acquisition by school-age children and its research results have been publicised at various training courses and academic conferences. It has also led to further collaboration between the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the university of Sheffield.
Chinese Language Acquisition Research Centre 汉语语言习得研究中心
The centre investigates the acquisition of Chinese by various types of learners to enhance understanding and provide references for language teachers, policy makers, textbook designers etc.
The Chinese Language Acquisition Centre was established and collaborations were built with:
For more information, contact: