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Volume 2 Number 1, 2011
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Lien, Y., Lin, C., & Chiu, G. (2011). Animated teaching: Using cartoons in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 2(1), 36-48.

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In teaching Chinese as a foreign language, little research has been done on the use of cartoons. Due to their multimedia features, cartoons have a great potential for use in language instruction. The current study describes the design of a curriculum using cartoons to teach Chinese as a foreign language and evaluates the effectiveness of the curriculum. Participants were twelve American adolescents who were enrolled in an exchange program at a university in Taiwan. Participants’ Chinese proficiency was at the novice-high level. Pre- and post-test comparison and student surveys showed that this teaching approach improved students’ performance and increased their interest in learning Chinese.

在对外汉语教学中,卡通使用的研究相对较少,但因其兼具多媒体的特性,在语言教学中有许多的可能性。本研究旨在设计运用卡通于对外汉语的方式,并通过教学实施检验成效。受试者为 12 名在台湾一所大学读短期班的美国学生,程度为初级(上)左右。前、后测结果与学生问卷数据显示,此种教学方式能提高学生语言能力和兴趣。

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