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Volume 1 Number 1, 2010
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Cheng, H., Zhan, H., & Tsai, A. (2010). Integrating Second Life into a Chinese language teacher training program: A pilot study. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 1(1), 31-58.

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Abstract/摘要:

Second Life (SL), a 3-D Multi-User Virtual Environment, has been found beneficial to foreign language education because of its immersive and interactive environments. This cross-continental study explored feasibilities of using Second Life to provide field experiences to pre-service Mandarin teachers in a program of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in Taiwan. This study also investigated pre-service teachers‘ insights of teaching Chinese in such a virtual environment, as well as the difficulties these teachers encountered when integrating Second Life in teaching Chinese. The study found that the more teaching experience the pre-service teachers gained in teaching Chinese in Second Life, the more positive an attitude they would develop toward adopting Second Life in teaching Chinese virtually, and in contrast, the less frustrations they would have for technical challenges when teaching in Second Life.

因3-D虚拟第二人生所提供互动式及沉浸式环境的特质已被许多研究证实有利于外语教学,本研究以跨国合作的模式设计融合第二人生及实境教学培训台湾的华语师资,同时调查学生教师对在网路虚拟实境教学的观感及其所遭遇的困难。结果发现若学生教师于第二人生的教学经验值增加,他们对于此类教学模式的态度就越正面,尤其是在技术上及教学上遇到的困难的时候。

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