Empirical study on the use of Pleco for improving Chinese character instruction: the perception of non-native learners of Chinese / Goh Ying Soon

Goh, Ying Soon (2016) Empirical study on the use of Pleco for improving Chinese character instruction: the perception of non-native learners of Chinese / Goh Ying Soon. e-Academia Journal, 5 (2). pp. 23-31.

Abstract

This study was an attempt to find out whether engaging in the use of Pleco affects Chinese character acquisition of non-native Chinese learners or not. The study was conducted on the beginning level students at UiTM (Terengganu) in Malaysia. To accomplish the purpose of the study, the researchers chose a sample of 86 subjects, who were taking Chinese beginner and intermediate courses. Then, the subjects participated in the classroom activity using Pleco as a mean to Chinese character learning. The subjects were asked to fill up online questionnaire on their gain during this activity. The result indicated that there was a positive perception among the learners. It was concluded that the subjects who participated in Pleco classroom activity for Chinese characters learning, perceived that this activity can assist them to learn Chinese character better.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Goh, Ying SoonUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general > Special subjects, characters, persons, religious arts, etc.
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Terengganu
Journal or Publication Title: e-Academia Journal
Volume: 5
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 23-31
Official URL: https://journale-academiauitmt.uitm.edu.my/
Item ID: 16230
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pleco; Chinese character instruction; Non-native learners of Chinese
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/16230

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