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Volume 12 Number 2, 2021
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Hu, W.-C. (2021). The Theoretical Foundation of Virtual Reality Assisted Language Learning and Its application in TCSL. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 12(2), 66-85.
[胡文菊. (2021). 虛擬實境科技運用於語言學習的理論背景與華語教學範例. 科技与中文教学 (Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching), 12(2), 66-85.]

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In recent years, virtual reality (VR) technology has been applied in many fields. In Chinese language teaching, learners can learn contextualized language and then generate better learning results when learning in real contexts. In this respect, virtual reality technology is of great value because it can help learners to go beyond the boundary of classroom limitations and experience different scenes and cultural contexts virtually. This paper first reviews relevant theories underpinning VR-assisted learning, and outlines a theoretical framework for VR-assisted language learning. It then shares a qualitative study about using VR in Chinese language learning. Preliminary results suggest that learners are highly motivated to use VR to learn Chinese. Finally, suggestions for teaching practice are provided.


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