In the practice of teaching Chinese as a Second Language, the teaching of phonetics is merely dealt
with in a concentrated form at the beginning stage of the teaching progress. Afterwards, in the
following stages of teaching, there are hardly any specialized phonetic trainings integrated in the
Chinese language classroom except for the correction of errors. Just as other essential factors in
the teaching of languages, phonetics can reflect characteristics of different achievement stages, and
therefore needs to be practiced accordingly to the design of different stages. Based on new
achievements in the research of teaching phonetics in the recent years and on the design of the
main teaching materials of teaching Chinese language phonetics, this lecture will introduce principles
and characteristic features of teaching phonetics. The focus will lie on the characteristics of beginner,
intermediate and advanced Chinese language learners, investigating strategies of teaching
phonetics in different learning stages and how these teaching strategies can be applicable to
Chinese language learners with German as their first language.
讲座将用中文进行 The lecture will be held in the Chinese language.
Prof. MENG Lingi is Professor at the SDI University of Applied Languages in
Munich at the faculty of language and translation, specialized in Chinese, and
the director of the Chinese language department and the dean of the Chinese-
German Translation department. His research interests are planning Chinese
as a second language teaching programs and the compilation of teaching
material, as well as contrastive approaches of Chinese-German language
studies and translation in this field. He has already been in charge of the
translation and editing of Hanban teaching materials, such as “Great Wall
Chinese”, “Learn Chinese with Me” (second edition), “Contemporary Chinese”
and other German versions of teaching material. He furthermore repeatedly
was in charge of Chinese language teacher trainings in China and Europe.