Sizing Up Transcultural Challenges for New L2 Chinese Teachers



江燕、麦健明 Yan Jiang & Sandy Mayol


NYC High School for Language & Diplomacy


Outline for specific transcultural challenges faced by junior L2 Chinese faculty:

         Classroom routine-setting differences for instructed L2 Chinese vs. L1 Chinese acquisition

         Differences between teaching objectives, content and learning activity

         The need to match teaching and learning with assessments

         Classroom culture establishment and development

         The need to develop cooperative relationship with students

         Communication problems and other issues in the L2 classroom