Exploring Singaporean Children’s Chinese Word Learning Experience

Learners' word learning experience and learning needs are valuable indicators for learning resource developers. This article introduces a study on exploring Singaporean children's Chinese word learning experience and learning needs after school. Through the analyses of learners' needs in Chinese word learning, we seek solutions for developing a digital Chinese word resource that better suit children's learning needs in terms of both the contents and the presenting forms. Thirty students attending grade 3 and grade 4 in five primary schools will be invited to small group discussions on their word learning experiences after school. They will also be asked about their experience and difficulties in using the currently available Chinese word learning resources, their satisfaction in those resources and suggestions in improving their word learning experience. Characteristics of the desired word learning contents and its presenting forms will be analysed and concluded from the group discussions. Such information will advise our later Chinese word learning resource development.



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Li Li, Singapore Centre for Chinese Language, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yuh Huann Tan, Ministry of Education, Singapore
Hock Huan Goh, Singapore Centre for Chinese Language, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Conference: ACE2017
Stream: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity

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