The Construction of Harmonious Communities: Implications for Language Use and Language Teaching

Prof. Sylvia S. L. Ieong
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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
Stream: Language, Linguistics, Teaching and Learning
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Construction of a Harmonious Society in China, The

Prof. Sylvia S. L. Ieong

Associate  Professor; Associate Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Macau, Macao Special Administrative Region of PRC
Macao/Macau, N/A, China

Sylvia Sao Leng IEONG, educated in China and UK with BA, MA and PhD in English and Postgraduate Diploma in TEFL/TESL, has been teaching English at secondary and tertiary levels. She is Associate Professor, Associate Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Macau, with English, Curriculum and Translation Studies as her teaching and research interests. Her publications in recent years include Children’s Trilingual Picture Dictionary, Macao China (English translation), One Country Two Systems and Macao SAR (co-author), a Chinese translation of The Courage to Teach by Parker J. Palmer (editor & co-translator) and over a dozen papers in Chinese and international journals.

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