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Volume 5 Number 2, 2014
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Zhang, P. (2014). Optimizing Chinese language instruction: Where we are and where we are going. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 5(2), 66-82.
[张霓. (2014). 优化中文教学模式——从现状看发展. 科技与中文教学 (Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching), 5(2), 66-82.]

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Rapid technology advances have brought about a new generation of web-facilitated foreign language instruction. Given the increasing popularity of blended instructional models due to enhanced CMS support in higher education, the L2 Chinese language teaching field needs to update itself. The field must seek effective multimedia pedagogy and approaches to blended and online courses as well as instructional modalities. This article discusses current practices of language instruction and technology upgrades, and the impact of these trends in online education of the L2 Chinese language. The author proposes that tools be developed to support Chinese language-specific needs and that these tools be pedagogically and systematically built into the instructional structure to optimize online learning environments for Chinese language learners.


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