Title

ICT and Chinese language instruction: Three semesters of classroom experiment

Subject Area

Language & Technology

Abstract

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have become indispensable in our daily life; it is also being more and more actively employed in education settings such as foreign language teaching and learning. The authors in this study use commonly seen devices and facilities, such as smartphones and computers, in delivering and enhancing Chinese language teaching in North American university classrooms and have found the noticeable advantages in using ICT. The authors wish to report their findings in the presentation, hoping to share the approach, as well as to exchange for similar experiences or critiques.

Brief Bio Note

Zuotang Zhang earned an undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature from Ningxia University, China, and he has a master’s degree in Religious Studies from Missouri State University. His doctoral degree is in Language, Literacy and Culture from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Zuotang Zhang’s research interests are in Chinese literature, second language / foreign language education and translation.

Ru Li is a graduate student in a PhD program of Georgia Southern University and a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Foreign Languages at GSU. She obtained her BA in English Education from Shihezi University, China and she earned her MA degree in English Education from Tianjin University, China. Her research interests are in foreign language pedagogy and early childhood education.

Keywords

ICT; Chinese; teaching & learning

Location

Room 217

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

4-5-2018 4:05 PM

Embargo

11-25-2017

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Apr 5th, 4:05 PM

ICT and Chinese language instruction: Three semesters of classroom experiment

Room 217

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have become indispensable in our daily life; it is also being more and more actively employed in education settings such as foreign language teaching and learning. The authors in this study use commonly seen devices and facilities, such as smartphones and computers, in delivering and enhancing Chinese language teaching in North American university classrooms and have found the noticeable advantages in using ICT. The authors wish to report their findings in the presentation, hoping to share the approach, as well as to exchange for similar experiences or critiques.