Building a Bridge through CALL

A Case Study of L2 Heritage Learners and Non-heritage Learners of Mandarin Chinese in a Blended Learning Environment

30 MINUTES OF SYNCHRONOUS CHAT WILL BEGIN AT 10:00AM (MST) FRIDAY OCT. 7 USING THE EMBEDDED TLK.IO WIDGET ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SCREEN (PLEASE LOOK FOR THE BLUE BAR TITLED L2DLAZCALL2016).

Xuan Wang-Wolf, Arizona State University

Click the video frame above to view the presentation. To ask the presenters a question about their presentation, please add a comment at the bottom of this page between October 3 and October 8. Presenters will check for and reply to questions each symposium day.

Abstract

This study investigates whether utilizing an asynchronous Web tool will effectively improve Novice L2 Chinese learners’ oral proficiency in a public U.S. university.  It does so by examining oral performance products, such as audio recordings, that were collected over the past year (Fall 2015 to Spring 2016) from both heritage and non-heritage learners. This study stresses the different learning strategies heritage and non-heritage L2 Chinese learners employed in terms of utilizing the Web tool in acquiring the target language. The data shows the issues facing a mixed learner community in a blended learning environment and encourages exploring other methods in actively engaging L2 learners and utilizing cultural competency with language proficiency via CALL.

Presenters
Xuan Wang-Wolf

Graduate Teaching Associate of Chinese,
Doctoral Program, East Asian Languages and Civilizations,
School of International Languages and Cultures
Arizona State University

xuanwangsysu@gmail.com

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