Teaching Chinese in Putonghua – Why and what for? Faculty of Arts
Speaker: Prof. Tang Sze Wing (Department of Chinese Language & Literature)
Date: 24 October 2014 (Fri)
Time: 4:00pm
Venue: G24, Arts and Humanities Hub, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Language: English
Abstract: The Hong Kong community has a great concern about the language issue and “Teaching Chinese in Putonghua” has been a hot topic recently. Professor Tang gave a detailed account of the background and development of the issue. He analyzed the objectives of “Teaching Chinese in Putonghua” and commented on the rationales against such a teaching method from the perspective of linguistics. He also talked about related topics including the relationship between Cantonese and Putonghua and the difference between spoken and written language.


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For those who would like to review the video archive of the talk, please contact the Faculty Office at 3943 7107.