Title

Acquiring Chinese Character Literacy in the Beginner Level Chinese Courses

Streaming Media

Submission Type

20-minute Presentation

Abstract

Our presentation showcases our Chinese Character Literacy project, an online blended learning project we developed for the beginner level Chinese courses.

The goals of this project are as follows:

1) To help students in the beginner level Chinese courses to overcome the most difficult yet essential component of learning Chinese as a foreign language: Chinese characters;

2) To improve Chinese character literacy by having students create their own character videos to internalize their understanding of characters and document their learning process;

3) To allow instructors to easily evaluate students’ progress, identify common mistakes, and customize teaching strategies by making the learning process visible through the character videos;

4) To create a supportive and collaborative learning community by having students share character videos and discuss their learning process and progress with each other;

5) To develop an integrated online platform to better support a blended learning and flipped classroom model in our Chinese program and to share this platform with Chinese learners at other institutions;

In our presentation, we will show examples from our online platform (http://sophia.smith.edu/blog/ccl/), illustrate the design and rationale behind our blended module, review and analyze the data collected from students over the course of the semester, and provide a blueprint of how we plan on furthering this project.

Session

Language Learning, Presentation

Start Date

5-18-2016 3:30 PM

End Date

5-18-2016 4:45 PM

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Acquiring Chinese Character Literacy in the Beginner Level Chinese Courses

Our presentation showcases our Chinese Character Literacy project, an online blended learning project we developed for the beginner level Chinese courses.

The goals of this project are as follows:

1) To help students in the beginner level Chinese courses to overcome the most difficult yet essential component of learning Chinese as a foreign language: Chinese characters;

2) To improve Chinese character literacy by having students create their own character videos to internalize their understanding of characters and document their learning process;

3) To allow instructors to easily evaluate students’ progress, identify common mistakes, and customize teaching strategies by making the learning process visible through the character videos;

4) To create a supportive and collaborative learning community by having students share character videos and discuss their learning process and progress with each other;

5) To develop an integrated online platform to better support a blended learning and flipped classroom model in our Chinese program and to share this platform with Chinese learners at other institutions;

In our presentation, we will show examples from our online platform (http://sophia.smith.edu/blog/ccl/), illustrate the design and rationale behind our blended module, review and analyze the data collected from students over the course of the semester, and provide a blueprint of how we plan on furthering this project.