scispace - formally typeset
Search or ask a question
Journal ArticleDOI

On the Roles of Cultural and Artistic Features of Dialects in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

TL;DR: This paper explored the necessity and feasibility of incorporating Errenzhuan into teaching Chinese as a foreign language as a way to spark greater student interest, increase the fun of learning and enrich teaching methods, which ultimately serves to improve the quality of Chinese teaching worldwide, spread traditional Chinese folk culture and strengthen China's cultural confidence.
Abstract: As a Chinese dialect that bears the greatest resemblance to Standard Mandarin, Northeastern Mandarin is the closest relative of Standard Mandarin in terms of vocabularies, rhetorical devices and grammatical rules. The traditional Chinese folk culture of Errenzhuan (two-people rotation) 1 is an epitome of traditional Chinese culture, full of humor and wittiness. This paper aims to explore the necessity and feasibility of incorporating Errenzhuan into teaching Chinese as a foreign language as a way to spark greater student interest, increase the fun of learning and enrich teaching methods, which ultimately serves to improve the quality of Chinese teaching worldwide, spread traditional Chinese folk culture and strengthen China’s cultural confidence.