Public speaking to enhance oral Mandarin proficiency / Goh Ying Soon, Lee Chai Chuen and Ngo Kea Leng

Goh, Ying Soon and Lee, Chai Chuen and Ngo, Kea Leng (2014) Public speaking to enhance oral Mandarin proficiency / Goh Ying Soon, Lee Chai Chuen and Ngo Kea Leng. Social and Management Research Journal (SMRJ), 11 (1). pp. 49-60. ISSN 1675-7017

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Abstract

This paper aims to shed some light on the use of Speaking Contest as an Activity to support the learning of Mandarin among non-native Chinese learners. Speaking Contest as an Activity can be a useful tool to motivate the learning of Mandarin among learners. This study was carried out during a Mandarin speaking competition held at UiTM (Perlis). A self-developed questionnaire was distributed to gain understanding and the views of the participants on the
use of Mandarin in the speaking contest as an activity to support the learning of a Chinese language among the non-native Chinese learners. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. The findings revealed that students agreed that Mandarin speaking
competition as an activity was useful to enhance their learning. Thus, activities such as Mandarin speaking contest can be used as creative practices in particular when teaching Mandarin as a foreign language and also for other foreign languages.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Goh, Ying Soon
gohyi141@.tganu.uitm.edu.my
Lee, Chai Chuen
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Ngo, Kea Leng
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Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Communication. Mass media > Oral communication. Speech > Malaysia
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania > Chinese language > Mandarin dialects
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > Oratory
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Research Management Centre (RMC)
Journal or Publication Title: Social and Management Research Journal (SMRJ)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Social and Management Research Journal (SMRJ)
ISSN: 1675-7017
Volume: 11
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 49-60
Official URL: https://smrj.uitm.edu.my/
Item ID: 12433
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teaching Chinese as a foreign language, speaking, learning, speaking contest activity
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/12433

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