汉字认知 Hànzì rènzhī - How Western Learners Discover the World of Written Chinese
Getting here & away
By plane to Germany
Frankfurt Airport is the closest and most convenient airport for Germersheim. It is also possible to fly to Stuttgart Airport. See map for orientation.
By train to Germersheim
You may need to switch trains on your way to Germersheim. For connections check the website of the German Railway Service.
By taxi to hotel
A taxi ride from Germersheim train station to any of the hotels (see Accommodation) takes no longer than 3 min.
On foot to conference venue
All hotels are situated in the small city center and are in short walking distance to conference venue (5-10 min.). For orientation see map24.com and type in the address of the hotel and/or conference venue (An der Hochschule 2, 76726 Germersheim).Recent research among Chinese children learning Chinese as their first language (L1) indicates that they develop an awareness of the orthographic principles operating in Chinese characters throughout their elementary school years, with this ability predicting later reading proficiency. This “orthographic awareness” is the ability of learners to use the components of Chinese characters to infer meaning or pronunciation. Shu and Anderson (1999) describe that learning to read requires “becoming aware of the basic units of spoken language, the basic units of the writing system, and the mapping between the two,” so the development of this awareness seems paramount for Chinese children in their literacy development.