Online Comic in Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary Learning: A Case Study of Budi Utama Multilingual School in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Abstract

This research aims to 1) investigate the improvement of CFL elementary-school students’ skill in learning Mandarin Chinese vocabulary through creating comic individually without online resources, creating online comics individually and collaboratively, 2) investigate the CFL elementary-school students’ attitude towards the application of online comics in learning Mandarin Chinese vocabulary, and 3) investigate the CFL elementary-school students’ attitude towards the application of collaborative activities in learning Mandarin Chinese vocabulary. The research design is based on a quasi-experiment using qualitative and quantitative approaches to collect and analyze data. Three classes participated in this study: one class was the control group where students create comic without online resources individually; the other was individual comics who create online comics individually; and the last one was the collaborative learning who create online comic collaborately. All participants are Grade 5 students of Budi Utama Multilingual School in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The collected and analyzed data included Chinese vocabulary’s performances, in-class observation, questionnaires and interview. In Mandarin Chinese vocabulary performances, the collaborative learning group outperformed the other two groups and the individual comics group performed better than the control group. Students’ attitude towards online application shows highly satisfaction but online comics was not easy for them. In the students’ attitude, the collaborative learning group behaved more positively than the other groups, but the control group behaved more positively than the individual comics group.



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Nuning Catur Sri Wilujeng, Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia
Yu-Ju Lan, Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia

Paper Information
Conference: ACE2014
Stream: Educational change through technologies

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