M.A. Student Ting Zhang to Present at CCSU CONFERENCE FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS

| February 28, 2011

Name: Ting Zhang

Conference: Central Connecticut State University Conference for Language Teachers

Presentation title: Literacy Development in Chinese as a Foreign Language

Abstract: Chinese characters acquisition has different laws than the oral proficiency acquisition, hence literacy development and oral proficiency development follows different paths. Chinese as a foreign language instruction should address that difference and teach characters separately, from simple to compound, within the discourse.