Campus Units

World Languages and Cultures

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

12-2017

Journal or Book Title

Chinese as a Second Language: The journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association

Volume

52

Issue

3

First Page

255

Last Page

289

DOI

10.1075/csl.52.3.03zha

Abstract

Teaching grammar online is an increasingly necessary practice, but the process is resource-heavy, requiring online tools such as grammar videos. Studies show that current online grammar modules have mixed effectiveness, and none of the studies have examined the effects of the design of these modules. This study investigated whether an online module, designed according to basic multi-media design principles, is effective in helping learners understand the use of the baconstruction. The study also asked how the students respond to the use of the online module. The findings show that the online module improved learners’ understanding and use of the ba construction. It also found that the students enjoyed using the online module and would like to have similar opportunities to learn grammar via multimedia online modules.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Zhang, Shenglan. "Applying research-based multimedia design principles in designing and teaching beginning CFL learners the ba construction online." Chinese as a Second Language. The journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA 52, no. 3 (2017): 255-289. doi:10.1075/csl.52.3.03zha. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

John Benjamins Publishing

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

Published Version

Share

COinS