ISJ November 2016: Responsive language acquisition – a Singapore paradigm
Rob Stokoe & Gabrielle Zhou Liang
One of the constants of the 21st century is the paradigm of constant change. Not surprising then against this backdrop of globalisation have been rapidly-evolving standards and expectations, especially in the area of second language learning. Chinese is regarded as the world’s oldest and richest language and culture, broad and profound, yet a difficult language to learn. As China has opened up, understandably there is an increasing interest in learning Chinese as a foreign language and understanding Chinese culture, especially in our connected global society.