ERIC Number: ED462003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
English Vocabulary for Chinese Learners: Words in Your Ear.
ONLINE-ED, Sep 27 1998
This article describes "Words in Your Ear," a vocabulary learning program for tertiary Chinese students who are learners of English at the University of Hong Kong, noting the University's 3-year partnership agreement with IBM to provide notebook computers to first-year students and provide new collaborative research opportunities for faculty. With "Words in Your Ear," students can access a text, together with a range of information about individual vocabulary items, including English meaning, Chinese translation, and pronunciation. "Words in Your Ear" allows students to select the information they require to help them learn unfamiliar words in context. It is also a research tool to establish which dictionary look-up procedures are most effective. On completion of the tutorial, students can work on three sets of exercises to assess their knowledge of the target words. Feedback is provided. Research indicates that most consider "Words in Your Ear" beneficial. The program is being further developed to incorporate a bank of texts from various disciplines for access as a Web-based learning tool. (SM)
Descriptors: Chinese, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development
For full text: http://www.edfac.unimelb.edu.au/online-ed/Mailouts/1998/ Sep27.html.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong