Properties of School Chinese
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This chapter analyzes the properties of printed school materials used in the focal program and compares it with those used in other educational settings. The results yielded from the analysis and comparison suggest that the total number of characters immersion students were taught in their elementary school years was about 60% of what native Chinese children were taught, however, within the immersion corpus, there was a lack of clear rationale conducive to the children’s learning and their ultimate understanding of the Chinese orthography.
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