Teaching Chinese Language in Singapore

Retrospect and Challenges

  • Kaycheng Soh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Policy and Curriculum

  3. Potential and Challenges

  4. Learners’ Language Ability and Its Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Kaycheng Soh
      Pages 189-190
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 191-193

About this book


This collection of articles begins with an overview of the Reviews from past decades, then goes on to describe the current practices, and foretells the possible future developments. This is followed by a discussion of the use of ICT and surveys on several professional aspects of teaching, including teachers’ training needs and perception of student difficulties, assessment literacy, familiarity and use of language teaching strategies, as well as perceived social status and job satisfaction. The book ends with an extensive discussion of bilingualism and code-switching as well as the teaching of Chinese culture in Singapore schools. The comprehensive coverage provides a milestone in Chinese Language teaching in the multi-lingual context of Singapore.


Bilingualism in Singapore Chinese Language education Chinese Language in Singapore English-Chinese Code-Switching Language proficiency indicators Language teaching strategies

Editors and affiliations

  • Kaycheng Soh
    • 1
  1. 1.Singapore Centre for Chinese LanguageSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0121-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0123-9
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