Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2015

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Chinese Teaching and Research in the U.S.

First Page

128

Last Page

140

Abstract

An abundance of authentic materials is available online for language learning. To locate appropriate materials is nearly impossible for even the most motivated learners. This requires teachers to curate authentic online content to enhance and supplement learners’ learning. Content curation is the process of collecting, organizing and displaying information. This article describes the procedure and strategies one may use in curating authentic content materials for Chinese language learning online. Teachers as curators need to collect the content with the consideration of difficulty level for different learners. In addition, they should put a lot of thoughts into content categorization based on the learners’ language levels, interests, and their language skills they would like to practice so as to make it conveniently accessible to learners. Necessary pedagogical supports should be provided with the collection.

Comments

This is the accepted manuscript of an article published as: Zhang, S. (2015). Teachers as curators: Curating authentic online content for beginning and intermediate CFL learners. Journal of Chinese Teaching and Research in the U.S., 128-140.

Copyright Owner

Chinese Language Teachers Association of Greater New York

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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