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Learning the Chinese Language in a Multicultural Milieu: Factors Affecting Chinese-Canadian Adolescents' Ethnic Language School Experience

Surveys of 510 Chinese-Canadian adolescents attending 3 Chinese language schools in Calgary (Alberta) found that older immigrant children maintained or developed the native language better than younger ones, and limited teaching hours and insufficient reinforcement for using Chinese outside school hindered development of literacy in Chinese. (Contains 30 references.) (TD)

  • Contributor: Chow, Henry P. H.
  • Date Published: Win
  • Journal/Secondary Title: Alberta Journal of Educational Research
  • Number: 4
  • Volume: 47
  • Year: 2001

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