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Volume 9 Number 2, 2018
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Zhang, S. (2018). Augmented Reality in Foreign Language Education: A Review of Empirical Studies. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 9(2), 116-133.
[张胜兰 (2018). 增强现实技术在外语教学中的应用:文献综述性研究. 科技与中文教学 (Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching), 9(2), 116-133.]

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This literature review examines how Augmented Reality (AR) has been used in foreign language learning. AR is a live view of reality that is augmented by computer-generated sound, image, or videos. It allows the user to interact with the real physical environment in an enhanced way. This study provides an overview of what AR is, its history, different definitions, and how it has been used in education in general. It summarizes how AR has been used in all aspects of foreign language education, including skill development (listening, speaking, reading and writing), vocabulary, grammar, culture, the aspect of affect in language learning, what AR tools were used, and a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of AR in language learning. At the end of the article, the author suggests further research needed to support the widespread adoption of AR in foreign language education in general and in Chinese-as-a-Foreign-Language, specifically.

增强现实技术是将计算机生成的虚拟图像、视频、3D模型等材料叠加到现实世界,使之与现实世界融合从而增强对现实的表现。该技术近年来在很多领域得到了普遍应用,特别是在军事、旅游、医疗、商业等领域。在教育领域,其应用也越来越普遍。在外语教学方面,增强现实技术的应用则正处于起始阶段。通过对相关英文学术期刊进行穷尽式搜索与综述,本文试图回答以下几个问题:过去五年内,外语教学中增强现实技术是不是得到了应用,是如何应用的,这些应用有没有益处,如果有,有何益处?穷尽式搜索得到十篇实证性研究,多数侧重在词汇教学。研究结果表明,增强现实技术能够更好,而且多方面地提高学习效率。文章最后探讨了如何更好地将这项技术运用到外语教学,包括中文作为外语的教学中。

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