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Volume 9 Number 2, 2018
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Lin, C. H., Zhou, K., Yang, S. (2018). A Survey of Mobile Apps for Learning Chinese Vocabulary. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 9(2), 98-115.

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Abstract/摘要:

Mobile technology is continually developing. Research suggests that mobile apps are beneficial for language learning. Yet, because apps developed by researchers are not accessible to the public, the benefits of mobile apps on the market remain unclear. This study reviewed the 22 most popular Chinese-vocabulary learning apps on the market for native speakers. The results of content analysis show that only two types of these apps have been designed: dictionaries and games, neither of which provide their users with opportunities to practice new words. Although these apps facilitated the use of one or more learning strategies, they generally lack clear learning goals, explanations, opportunities to practice, and feedback.

移动技术在不断地进步发展,有研究发现,移动应用程序能为语言学习带来益处。然而因为这些由研究人员开发的应用程序无法公开,所以移动应用程序在市场上的益处仍然不清楚。本研究回顾了22个目前市场上最流行的汉语词汇学习移动应用程序,这些程序为汉语母语者所使用本研究的分析结果表明,这些应用程序的设计只有两种类型:词典和游戏,而且它们都没有给用户提供练习新词汇的机会。虽然这些应用程序促进了一个或多个学习策略的使用,但它通常缺乏明确的学习目标,解释说明,练习机会和反馈功能。

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