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Why Teach Chinese through Song?

May 22, 2012
Why Teach Chinese through Song?
By Hong Zhang

Hong Zhang's photoLanguage and song, speech and music are aspects of a single act. That act is communication. Song is the highest form of speech. Because song “ups the ante” by emphasizing the color, pronunciation and intonation of every syllable, it is a valuable tool for improving students’ spoken language skills. Why “teaching Chinese through song” is an effective musical approach to teaching language? Read more





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