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Volume 4 Number 1, 2013
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Teng, C., & Fei, F. (2013). A Consciousness-Raising Approach to Pragmatics Teaching:Web-based Tasks for Training Study-Abroad Students. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 4(1), 50-63.

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This study examines whether web-based self-access materials developed with a pragmatics focus can help pre-study-abroad participants increase their pragmatic awareness in Chinese. Twenty-four students participated in the study and took pre- and post-tests. Half were pre-studyabroad participants that worked through the web-based pragmatics program while the remainder, non-study-abroad participants, did not. Prior to the study, both groups were given a pre-test to assess their pragmatic skills. The experimental group worked through a six-unit, webbased pragmatics program during a course of two months before they went abroad. At the end of two months, both groups took the post-test. The results showed that the experimental group scored significantly higher in the post-test than the control group. Although both groups of students improved on certain speech acts (request, appreciation, refusal, complaints), the experimental group outperformed the control group on almost every speech act category. The results suggest that the web-based pragmatics program could be used to aid students in the acquisition of Chinese pragmatic features and prepare them for their Chinese study abroad program.

本文针对学生是否能通过网络中文语用学习辅助教材来提高语用意识进行了实验研究。24名学生参加了此项研究, 完成了实验前、后的测试, 其中实验组的12名学生在赴华留学前两个月,自主完成了六个单元的在线学习课程;而控制组的12名学生则没有。在开始网络学习之前,两组学生都参加了实验前测试,两个月以后,又参加了实验后试。实验结果表明,尽管实验组和控制组的学生在语用意识上都有不同程度的进步,但实验组的后试分数远高于控制组的学生。此结果显示网络中文语用学习辅助教材有助于学生提高语用意识,进而为留学中国做好了一定准备。

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