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'First Steps' (The Open University, 2009), Beginners’ Chinese course books designed for distance learning, are the adaptation of the Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 of Chinese in Steps (Zhang, Li & Suen, 2005). This article briefly explains why the Open University chose 'Chinese in Steps' as the basis for the adaptation as well as the key features of this series. It then goes on to consider the amendments made and additional materials added to meet the challenges of teaching languages from a distance learning perspective. The amendments include things such as setting achievable learning objectives, lesson structural adjustments, using simple language and functional approach to explain grammar, making language activities interactive, and embedding the tutor voice in the teaching materials, etc.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2012 China Academic Journal Electronic Publishing House|
|Extra Information:||This article is written in Chinese.|
|Keywords:||distance Chinese language teaching; textbook adaptation; distance education; adult learners|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Education and Language Studies > Languages|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)|
|Depositing User:||Qian Kan|
|Date Deposited:||24 Feb 2012 10:41|
|Last Modified:||08 Mar 2013 05:20|
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