School of Humanities and Media studies, Dalarna University
This survey study aims to investigate the perceptions learners have of the character-learning strategies they employ when taking a web-based course in Chinese. The seven Likert-scale statements are included in the questionnaire to examine learners’ opinions on the three character-learning strategies that are widely used in traditional campus courses. A total of 65 students who completed the beginner level ‘Chinese Characters’ web-based course at a university in Sweden completed the survey. The results suggest that students in web-based courses consider these three strategies to be just as helpful and effective as campus students; moreover, the more orthodox strategy – rote learning – is found to be the most popular among distance students. Furthermore, findings of this study provide insight into the limitations and advantages associated with a web-based course, and also the possible effect learners’ age and gender may have on learning strategy preferences.
Yang, Tao and Gao, Man
"Studying Chinese Characters in a Web-Based Learning Environment: A Case Study of Swedish University Students,"
Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology: Vol. 3:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/cltmt/vol3/iss2/2