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Volume 10 Number 1, 2019
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Chen, D. (2019). Developing Chinese Matching Games: From Inception to Completion. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 10(1), 57-72.
[陈东东. (2019). 创建中文配对游戏. 科技与中文教学 (Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching), 10(1), 57-72.]

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There has been a growing interest in incorporating digital games into language instruction. Theoretical and empirical studies on gaming and language development have suggested some pedagogical advantages to using digital games in language teaching and learning. This article addresses the following questions: Can instructors learn to create games for their students? If so, what are the steps to develop digital games that are appealing and educational as well? The focus of this study will be on an experiment that the author recently conducted which resulted in a set of matching games for beginners of Chinese. In describing the process from the inception to the completion of a game, we hope to shed light on the role of gaming in teaching and learning the Chinese language.


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