International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Regulation or Flexible Expression: A Cultural Perspective on Chinese Language Teaching and Learning in Elementary and Middle School in China
Yu Yu

This paper introduces regulation expression and flexible expression in Chinese language teaching and learning based on its cultural background. Focusing one essential characteristics for understanding the Chinese language such as meaningful, figurative and extensive, the paper argues that although the essential tools for teaching and learning Chinese normal language are vocabulary, grammar rules of language, teaching textbooks and the application of language, the same important are individuality, aesthetic character, experience and other traits of flexible expression of the language. The paper proposes various methods facilitating language learning: immersion in the Chinese traditional culture; simulation of the classical literature models; free and creative expression.

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