Learn Mandarin Chinese Online Through "TalkToNative" platform
Xiaoli (Lily) Gu, University of British Columbia, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Orlando, FL USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
With the globalization trend and booming of China's economy, more and more people start to learn Chinese language in order to capitalize the economic opportunities appearing in China. To meet the need of the learners, TalkToNative (http://www.talktonative.com ) provides an online language learning platform specifically designed for teaching adult learners Mandarin Chinese. By implementing situated learning theory and incorporating technology meaningfully and effectively, we will provide a unique learning environment for our students that helps them meet the challenge of gaining level of Chinese conversation skill that will allow them to understand and interact with colleagues in this important market. Students are able to access online training anytime, anywhere and schedule synchronous conversations with native speaking Chinese instructors and fellow learners using authentic materials. TalkToNative provides a relevant, high quality, flexible and personalized online language learning experience for students, as they need it, when they need it and where they need it.
Gu, X. (2006). Learn Mandarin Chinese Online Through "TalkToNative" platform. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2006--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (p. 853). Orlando, FL USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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