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|Other Titles:||Effectiveness of Applying a Character-BasedTeaching Method to Improve the Proficiencyof Primary Chinese as a Second Language|
Zhen-Xing Lin, Hsuan-Po Wang
National Taiwan Normal University
Learning Chinese as a second language (CSL) is difficult because visual characters of Chineseare complicated, and phonetic writing systems are different. The study aimed to develop a learningstrategy for overcoming the difficulty in learning Chinese characters for CSL learners byimplementing a combination of a character-based learning method and dual code theory of learning asecond language with innovative memory based on cognitive psychology. The study targetedprimary CSL learners among eighth-grade students of Grace Christian College, Philippines andanalyzed the results of different teaching methods. The study investigated three research questionsfor different teaching methods, including a serial position effect, the effectiveness of learningChinese characters (reading and writing), and the learning results of vocabulary. After a learningexperience of 2 months, the result indicated that the character and vocabulary performance ofstudents who received the character-based teaching method was superior to those who received theword-based teaching method. In addition, the effectiveness of learning Chinese characters among theprimary CSL learners was consistent with the theory of the serial position effect.
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