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Beginning students' perceptions of effective activities for Chinese character recognition
|Title:||Beginning students' perceptions of effective activities for Chinese character recognition|
Leland, Christine H.
beginning learners of Chinese
|Date Issued:||Oct 2011|
|Publisher:||University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center|
Center for Language & Technology
|Abstract:||This study investigates what beginning learners of Chinese perceive as helpful in learning to recognize characters. Thirteen English-speaking participants in a beginning Chinese class answered journal questions and completed a survey over one semester at a large Midwestern university. Findings suggest that participants perceived the usefulness of different ways of learning: (a) Studying characters individually strongly facilitated the learning of Chinese orthography and also helped with meaning and pronunciation; (b) using characters in context strongly supported the learning of meaning and pronunciation; (c) practicing characters through cooperative learning created a good learning environment, provided support and facilitated meaningful interaction for learners. Participants thought it was helpful to focus on individual characters for orthography and use characters in context for meaning.|
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Volume 23, No. 2|
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