Education Journal


1988.第16卷第1期(Vol. 16 No. 1).pp. 97–101



The Study of the Functions and Questioning Techniques of the Memorizing Dictations Prescriptive Texts in Chinese Language Teaching

何萬貫(Man-Koon HO)




The Practice of memorizing prescriptive text in dictation is an integral part of Chinese language teaching. In this article, it argues that by means of educational designs, the traditional practice of text dictation, where intergrated with reading instruction can become a meaningful educational activity. Rather than a simple recall exercise, it helps to achieve other objectives in teaching and texting. It serves as an extension of reading instruction and also as a means of measurement in the areas of reading comprehension and writing skills.