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ERIC Number: ED502485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Computer-assisted Elementary Chinese Learning for American Students
Hong-yan, Zhang
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v4 n5 p55-60 May 2007
Despite hopes and claims about benefits of computer-assisted language learning, few studies have documented actual cases about how American students learn elementary Chinese in a computer-equipped classroom. This paper deals with how to use computer as an educational tool to develop American students' Chinese language skills. The theoretical perspective is Interaction Theory; the three types of which, Negotiation of meaning, obtaining modified input and attending to linguistic form, offer the guidance in Computer-assisted learning. By means of observations, this study tries to answer three questions: (1) What is the best way to make use of computers? (2) How can teachers initiate the students to apply computers? and (3) What's the relationship between the teacher and the students in a computer-equipped classroom? (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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