Many experts on English teaching in China argue that native-English-speaking teachers are too unfamiliar with Chinese culture and the Chinese language. Many of the resources available for these teachers do not address these issues and are not adequately tailored to the native-English-speaking teachers' specific needs. This 35 page guidebook in printable pdf form addresses three key issues with English teaching in China. First, the guidebook helps teachers understand how to bridge the gap that exists between their teaching styles and their Chinese students' learning styles. Second, the guidebook provides explanations of common errors Chinese students make in English because of interference from their native language, Chinese. Lastly, the guidebook answers some of the most common cultural questions that teachers have concerning China, Chinese students, and language teaching in China. The guidebook is available free to download at austinpack.wordpress.com.
College and Department
Humanities; Linguistics and English Language
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Pack, Austin Cody, "Understanding Chinese Language and Culture: A Guidebook for Teachers of English in China" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 3607.
English teaching, China, novice teachers, Chinese language, Chinese culture, Interference