A cognitive-interactive approach to chinese characters learning: System design and development

Yu Ju Lan, Yao Ting Sung, Chia Yu Wu, Rui Lin Wang, Kuo En Chang

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Abstract

A solid knowledge of Chinese characters plays an important role in Chinese reading. Essentially, Chinese characters, a graphic- based orthographic rule, are much different from the words of an alphabetic language, such as English, French, etc. The uniqueness of Chinese characters make it is extremely difficult for most of the CFL/CSL learners no matter what their nationalities are. In this paper we developed a Chinese character learning system based on a cognitive-interactive perspective to help CFL/CSL learners learn Chinese characters. The results of a preliminary survey show that most of the surveyed CSL learners approved the learning system's design rationale as well as made positive comments on the system learning effect upon their Chinese character knowledge construction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning by Playing
Subtitle of host publicationGame-based Education System Design and Development - 4th International Conference on E-Learning and Games, Edutainment 2009, Proceedings
Pages559-564
Number of pages6
Volume5670 LNCS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep 14
Event4th International Conference on E-Learning and Games, Edutainment 2009 - Banff, AB, Canada
Duration: 2009 Aug 92009 Aug 11

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5670 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other4th International Conference on E-Learning and Games, Edutainment 2009
CountryCanada
CityBanff, AB
Period09/8/909/8/11

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Keywords

  • Chinese as a foreign/ second language (CFL/CSL)
  • Chinese character
  • Cognitive-interactive
  • Romantic radicals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Lan, Y. J., Sung, Y. T., Wu, C. Y., Wang, R. L., & Chang, K. E. (2009). A cognitive-interactive approach to chinese characters learning: System design and development. In Learning by Playing: Game-based Education System Design and Development - 4th International Conference on E-Learning and Games, Edutainment 2009, Proceedings (Vol. 5670 LNCS, pp. 559-564). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5670 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03364-3_69