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Volume 1 Number 1, 2010
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Grant, S., & Huang, H. (2010). The integration of an online 3D virtual learning environment into formal classroom-based undergraduate Chinese language and culture curriculum. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 1(1), 2-13.

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This paper discusses the integration of “Second Life”, an online 3D multi-user virtual environment, into a formal classroom-based undergraduate Chinese language and culture teaching program. The paper identifies a range of limitations with the formal curriculum from the perspective of educational theory and language acquisition theory. It then goes on to discuss the theoretical mechanism by which such integration can be achieved and finally discusses the viability and benefits of integration.


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