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Teachers as Curators: Curating Authentic Online Content for Beginning and Intermediate CFL Learners
Journal of Chinese Teaching and Research in the U.S.
  • Shenglan Zhang, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Accepted Manuscript
Publication Date
1-1-2015
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
Citation Information
Shenglan Zhang. "Teachers as Curators: Curating Authentic Online Content for Beginning and Intermediate CFL Learners" Journal of Chinese Teaching and Research in the U.S. (2015) p. 128 - 140
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shenglan_zhang/5/