Developing a Mandarin learning podcast for flexible learning / Tan Teow Ghee, Lim Teck Heng and Chin Shuang Goh

Tan, Teow Ghee and Lim, Teck Heng and Chin, Shuang Goh (2013) Developing a Mandarin learning podcast for flexible learning / Tan Teow Ghee, Lim Teck Heng and Chin Shuang Goh. Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching (CPLT), 1 (1). pp. 61-76. ISSN 1823464-X

Abstract

Learning by means of mobile devices is becoming more popular. Efforts are being made in all academic disciplines, including foreign language teaching and learning to provide learning opportunities anywhere and anytime. This paper reports the attempt of a foreign language class which utilized Web 2.0 tools to create a flexible learning environment which could also be used to encourage mobile learning. The development of a series of podcasts to be used as a supplementary tool in learning Mandarin is the main concern of this paper. The students who were involved in this study were asked to evaluate the content and suitability of the podcasts. They were asked to complete a set of questionnaire and some of them were also randomly selected for an interview session. The findings showed that the use of podcasts as a learning tool was beneficial and podcast-based learning can be implemented as one of the creative ways to teach or learn a foreign language.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Tan, Teow Gheettghee454@kedah.uitm.edu.my
Lim, Teck Henglimth309@ppinang.uitm.edu.my
Chin, Shuang Gohgohch269@salam.uitm.edu.my
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar > Academic language. Study and teaching
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar > Translating and interpreting
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Communication. Mass media > Audiovisual aids. Visual communication
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Communication. Mass media > Presentation graphics software
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching (CPLT)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching
ISSN: 1823464-X
Volume: 1
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 61-76
Item ID: 29135
Uncontrolled Keywords: Podcast, Flexible Learning, Chinese, Mandarin, Foreign Language
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29135

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