This study investigated the effectiveness of learning Chinese idioms through blended learning in the university language enhancement course. To develop learner autonomy in language learning under globalization, an important element is to enhance students’ cultural literacy. With reference to the above factor, an online self-learning platform on Chinese idioms has been developed for a university language enhancement curriculum. The platform provided a blended learning environment which integrating face-to-face and online learning experiences to enhance students’ Chinese language proficiency and inspire their appreciation of their Chinese heritage. Learner independence is also developed in the process. The platform contains teaching videos, notes, interactive exercises and games. Students can determine the time and venue to learn through this platform. Subjects of this study were undergraduate students. Effectiveness of this blended learning experience was evaluated by teachers’ observation and students’ feedback collected by questionnaire survey and interviews. Results of this study suggest that blended learning is an effective way to enhance language proficiency as well as develop learners’ independence. Findings may contribute to the curriculum design in language courses. Copyright © 2019 ACEID.
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2019|
Kwong, O. P., & Tse, C. Y. (2019, March). Blended learning to develop learners’ autonomy in language learning under globalization: The online self-learning platform on Chinese idioms. Paper presented at The Asian Conference on Education & International Development (ACEID2019): Independence & Interdependence, Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan.
- TDG project code: T0179
- Period: TDG 2016-2017
- Teaching Development Grant (TDG)
- Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Output