The influence of an online virtual situated environment on a Chinese learning community

Joni Tzuchen Tang, Yu Ju Lan, Kuo En Chang

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This study used an online virtual environment to create and develop a Chinese learning community. The purposes of research were (1) to enhance the Chinese learners' oral Chinese communication skills and (2) to change the community members' Chinese speaking and teaching behavior. This is an action research. The research tried to create a community in a virtual environment. The research results showed that (1) a virtual community can enhance learner's Chinese competence, and (2) future Chinese teachers' instructional and leading skills can be developed ina virtual community situation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-62
Number of pages12
JournalKnowledge Management and E-Learning
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar 1



  • Chinese communication skills
  • Community
  • Virtual environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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