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Volume 9 Number 1, 2018
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Zhan, H., & Chen, L. (2018). Performing WeChat Recording Tasks in Mixed-Ability Study Abroad Content Courses. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 9(1), 15-34.

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Abstract/摘要:

This case study explores the use of WeChat’s recording tool as a solution to the challenges of teaching mixed-ability students in content courses offered in study abroad programs. The tool successfully reduced anxiety and boredom, created opportunities for students to engage in personalized learning tasks in real time, enabled instructors to provide individualized feedback, and helped course curriculums stay on track. Data was collected from an online survey, email interview, and students’ recordings of topics and instructor’s feedback. The study determined that using WeChat’s recording function to complete linguistic tasks is a useful instructional tool for a mixed-ability classes in study abroad, despite limited technical difficulties.

本案例研究旨在探索以微信录音功能完成语言任务,作为解决学生水平差异较大之教学问题的一个有效办法。微信录音可减少焦虑、厌烦之情绪,提供个性化的口语练习,收到个性化反馈,以助学生更好地学习专业内容课程。数据来自网上及笔头调查,学生及教师的微信录音。虽然微信录音技术有些缺陷,但它却可以成为海外混合程度班的成功教学工具之一。

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