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Understanding Intercultural Misunderstandings Between Chinese and American Cultures: Applying the Performed-Culture Approach
The intent of this book is to inspire Chinese language teachers and researchers to help Chinese learners’ success in the target culture. It addresses how to help learners get access to the target community, how to predict and overcome the difficulties ahead, how to build up relationships with the people from target culture, and how to prepare our students with necessary knowledge, competence and mindset for successful intercultural communication and continued competence development after leaving the language program.
Cases of intercultural misunderstanding in this book were collected from the advanced learners of Chinese who participated in the Chinese Flagship Program hosted by Ohio State University (2005-2010) who represented the most successful Chinese learners from different language programs in the U.S. The frustration and struggles encountered by these students are good lessons for both learners and teachers of Chinese language.
Author: Qin Xizhen
Published by: Foreign Language Teaching And Research Press