Capstone Project Title
As Chinese language and culture education gains prominence in global contexts, the fusion of language acquisition with cultural competence becomes a central pursuit. Through a comprehensive exploration of theoretical underpinnings and practical applications, this study elucidates the significance of authentic materials as catalysts for cultural engagement within Chinese immersion programs. This paper delves into the dynamic landscape of Chinese Immersion Cultural Teaching by examining the pivotal role of authentic materials in enhancing students' cultural understanding. The resource developed consists of a ten-day lesson plan designed according to the Chinese New Year: Students will first learn the text and new words, and then design a role-play based on the picture book story: The Story of the Nian Beast. At the same time, it also involves authentic materials such as crafts and real cartoons-Yuan Ri. Integration of authentic materials not only enhances cultural understanding but also prepares learners for global citizenship. This synthesis equips them for cross-cultural interactions with empathy and open-mindedness. In conclusion, the study advocates for a pedagogical paradigm that combines language proficiency and cultural competence. Authentic materials transform education beyond language mastery, fostering intercultural harmony. This holistic approach empowers learners to be global communicators and cross-cultural ambassadors. Embracing authentic materials as a pedagogical cornerstone empowers students to navigate diverse cultural landscapes with confidence and respect, heralding a new era of cultural fluency in the realm of language education.
Curriculum, Foreign Language, Chinese Immersion, Authentic Materials
Cheng, Li, "Chinese Immersion Cultural Teaching and the Use of Authentic Materials" (2023). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 964.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects