The Construction of Harmonious Communities: Implications for Language Use and Language Teaching
In recent years there have been increasing concerns and discussions on the construction of harmonious communities in some countries, particularly in China. Believing that these are worthwhile efforts bearing significantly on the whole of humanity in a world full of conflicts, violence, disasters, diseases, etc., all threatening human civilization and survival, this paper attempts to make a theoretical study and exploration of the concepts of harmonious societies, and their implications for contributing to the enhancement of humanity, for developing cultural dialogues, and for language use and language teaching.
Keywords: Concepts of Harmonious Communities, Implications for Humanity, Implications for Language Use, Implications for Language Teaching
Prof. Sylvia S. L. Ieong
Associate Professor; Associate Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Macau, Macao Special Administrative Region of PRC