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Volume 11 Number 2, 2020
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Tseng, M., Sun, Y., & Lan, Y. (2020). A Study of Online Synchronous Immersive Communication in Mandarin Chinese. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 11(2), 1-23.
[曾妙芬, 孙雨佳, & 篮玉如. (2020). 中文在线实时沉浸式沟通之研究报告. 科技与中文教学 (Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching), 11(2), 1-23.]

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Online real-time immersive communication has valuable effects on language learning. However, the extent to which this kind of interaction helps improve Chinese language learners’ speaking ability remains unexplored. This study examines whether online real-time immersive communication helps improve learners’ speaking ability and whether it enhances their overall learning experience. Learners who participated in this study were enrolled in a pre-advanced Chinese language and engaged in online tutorials with pre-service teachers in pursuit of teaching Chinese as a foreign language. They completed an online speaking test and an end-of-semester survey on their overall learning experience, in addition to participating in individual interviews. The results point toward growth in speaking skills and overall positive learner experiences in online immersive learning. Learners’ input supports the design and planning of the online program and its technology use but recommends future reduction of workload. Limitations and directions for future research are discussed at the end of the paper.

在线实时沉浸式沟通对于语言学习具有重要的影响。然而,这种互动方式在多大程度上能提高汉语学习者的口语表达能力仍需进一步的探索。本研究讨论在线实时沉浸式沟通是否有助于学习者口语能力的提高,并分析此沟通模式是否对学习者的整体学习体验有所提升。研究参与者为迈入高级水平的中文学习者与对外汉语专业的职前教师,采用的数据包括中文学习者所参与的口语前后测数据以及学习体验的调查问卷和个人访谈。研究结果显示,在线实时沉浸式沟通对学习者的口语表达能力的确有所提高,在整体学习体验上亦呈现积极正面的效果。学生对在线学习项目的设计、实施和技术应用表示支持的同时,也建议降低学习工作量。最后,本论文指出了研究的局限和未来探索方向。

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