Hitches in Mandarin Stroke Writing / Ch’ng Looi Chin...[et al.]

Ch’ng, Looi Chin and Ting, Hie Ling and Chuah, Kee Man (2019) Hitches in Mandarin Stroke Writing / Ch’ng Looi Chin...[et al.]. In: LEC 2019, 17&18 April 2019, Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort, Pulau Pinang.


Many learners especially beginners face difficulties in learning Chinese language. One of the toughest components in learning the language is the learning of character writing as the metacognitive of learning this language is far too different from their native language. This study aims to get a better insight on non-native beginner learners’ mistakes in stroke writing. A dictation was carried out to examine the 50 non-native undergraduates’ common mistakes in stroke writing. Test items were all common words that they have learnt in their Mandarin level 2 text book. Data revealed that the common stroke mistakes were Stroke, Misalignment, Stroke’s Shape and Nonexisting Strokes. The findings suggest the techniques of stroke teaching is crucial to rectify the existing mistakes and to make improvement on teaching and learning. Further studies are needed to investigate the effectiveness of teaching methods to cater non-native learners’ learning patterns to achieve accuracy in stroke writing.


Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Ch’ng, Looi Chin
Ting, Hie Ling
Chuah, Kee Man
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning. Learning strategies
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning ability
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Event Title: LEC 2019
Event Dates: 17&18 April 2019
Page Range: pp. 34-40
Keywords: Chinese character stroke writing; Stroke writing mistakes; Chinese character stroke order; Third language teaching and learning strategies
Date: 2019
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/34193
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