Project Director: Wenhao Diao, University of Arizona. In conjunction with the University of Arizona’s Department of East Asian Studies.
Free modules for teachers and students to use as supplementary resources for the learning and teaching of Chinese. These materials are based on Chinese L2 learners’ actual engagement in authentic language use outside of the classroom, and are focused on recurring topics and patterns of organization in conversations between American study abroad students and their Chinese peers in the dormitory (the Dorm Talk corpus). The content of this resource addresses gaps in model dialogs found in popular Chinese language textbooks for elementary and intermediate Chinese language classes.