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Volume 2 Number 2, 2011
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Chin, K., Lin, C., & Chan, W. (2011). Mobile learning–Podcasting for Chinese language learning. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 2(2), 37-49.

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Mobile learning has become possible with the rise of modern technology. Some studies of podcasting in language teaching and learning have thus far been conducted on European languages; whereas nearly none has been done on the Chinese language. The Chinese Language Programme of the Centre for Languages Studies at the National University of Singapore started a developmental project on podcasting in September 2009. This project intends to explore the possibilities and implications of podcasting technologies in Chinese language teaching and learning, namely how podcasting technologies can be harnessed to create supplementary podcast lessons, and how effective it is to strengthen learners’ listening and speaking skills, and their knowledge of sentence structures. There are 200 students from beginner and intermediate Chinese courses involved in this project. This paper will look at the background of the podcast project, the pedagogical considerations behind the design of the podcast lessons, and the included learning contents. It will also report on the results of the analysis of the quantitative and qualitative data.

随着科技的发展,移动学习越来越受学习者的欢迎。播客作为一种移动学习的方式正逐渐受到语文教师的重视,但有关华语播客的研究报告相对于其他欧美语言却显得相对较弱。新加坡国立大学语言中心也为学习华语作为外国语的学生制定了一个播客辅助教材。本文就以参与学习的 200 个大学生作为调查对象,探讨播客作为华语辅助教学的作用,以及学生的学习效果。通过问卷调查及定量定性分析,探讨播客在教学上的成效,为对外华语教学提出具体建议。

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