Summer 2017


Capstone Project

Degree Name



Susan Manikowski

Content Expert

Margaret Farrell


This capstone explores strategies that Chinese immersion teachers can utilize to increase students’ use of Chinese language in the classroom. The literature on factors discouraging students from speaking target language in the foreign language classroom and characteristics of effective foreign language instruction were reviewed in the capstone. The reasons why students need to speak more target language in the foreign language classroom and second language learning and teaching standards were explained. This capstone also provides a description in regard to strategies and activities to increase use of target language in the classroom. The culminating project of this capstone is PowerPoint presentation that demonstrates strategies that have been used successfully by foreign language teachers to increase target language use in the classroom. This powerpoint presentation lasted 40 minutes and was made three times for teacher professional training on professional development days of a Chinese immersion school.

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Education Commons