Campus Units

World Languages and Cultures

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2016

Journal or Book Title

International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching

Volume

6

Issue

2

First Page

35

Last Page

55

DOI

10.4018/IJCALLT.2016040103

Abstract

This study investigated learners’ perceived effectiveness of a blended Chinese non-credit bearing short course designed for engineering students with no prior knowledge about Chinese language. Few studies have examined how to design blended Chinese courses for beginning learners. The design of this study was based on the framework of parameters proposed by Neumeier (2005). Bloom’s taxonomy of learning objectives in the cognitive domain was adopted in deciding on the time distribution to the two modes (Face-To-Face and online), and on sequencing the two modes. FTF was the lead mode with activities that help learners apply and practice what they learned creatively. Online activities were designed mainly to help learners memorize vocabularies, analyze word order, and comprehend culture. Data were collected through a survey and an informal interview. The findings show that the design is effective but improvements are needed.

Comments

This article is published as Zhang, Shenglan. "A Blended Chinese-as-a-Foreign-Language Short Course: Design and Perceptions." International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT) 6, no. 2 (2016): 35-55. doi:10.4018/IJCALLT.2016040103. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

IGI Global

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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