Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

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Cleveland State University

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This study used quantitative methods to assess students' Chinese language learning attitudes and learning habits on Kahoot, a game-based learning platform. Kahoot enables teachers to transform bland Chinese vocabulary memorization into exciting, game-like situations. It makes Chinese language learning fun and interactive. The study aims to compare Kahoot team play mode with individual play mode. Sixty-four fifth graders participated. In the experimental group, students grouped by themselves or teacher to compete with one another. They enjoyed working together to share what they knew and learned from each other. Students were tested prior to the course (pretest) and following the course (post-test). Observation notes, lesson plans, and surveys were also included. Analysis of the multiple types of data strengthens the conclusion that Kahoot can be an effective tool for teaching Chinese vocabulary, sentences, and culture.

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