Acquisition of Chinese

Please note: this is archived course information from 2023 for CHINESE 741.


This course critically examines the most updated and forefront research on the acquisition of Chinese as a second or additional language.

It includes topics to rediscover how Chinese pronunciation, grammar, characters and culture are learned by young, adult and heritage learners of Chinese in the multilingual and multicultural social contexts. The course discusses new language acquisition theories and cutting-edge reseach instruments that allow students to effectively measure, observe and assess Chinese langauge acquisition in the digital era.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for CHINESE 741.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2023

Not taught in 2023


Lecturer(s) Dr Danping Wang


CHINESE 741: 15 points