du.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • chicago-author-date
  • chicago-note-bibliography
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Pros and cons of Chinese language distance courses
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Chinese.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6227-1557
2008 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Because for some students in Sweden it is not possible to follow traditional university courses of Chinese as a second language, at our university we have developed several distance courses covering the whole first year of Chinese studies. In this paper I am focusing on pros and cons of distance courses of Chinese language compared to the traditional ones, both from the students' and teachers' point of view.

 

While traditional courses have advantage in the fact that teacher can more easily create  supportive environment in the classroom, the interaction between the teacher and the students in distance courses is limited by the technology used (in our case: an e-conference software is used). A wide variety of teaching approaches can be used and both students and teachers get immediate and direct feedback. It is also less difficult to create good learning atmosphere.

 

However, we have realized that distance courses are actually preferred by some students, who would have "mental blocks" in classroom environment. Moreover, distance courses lead to a higher motivation to prepare for the lessons due to smaller groups where everybody has to participate. In effect students either use the almost individual help provided by teachers and prepare regularly or simply drop out.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008.
Keyword [en]
Chinese as a foreign language, distance education, pedagogy, online teaching, Internet-based learning
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-13278OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-13278DiVA, id: diva2:664737
Conference
The XVIIth Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies, Lund, Sweden, 6-10 August 2008
Available from: 2013-11-16 Created: 2013-11-16 Last updated: 2017-03-15Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Authority records BETA

Rosenkvist, Wei Hing

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Rosenkvist, Wei Hing
By organisation
Chinese
Educational Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 539 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • chicago-author-date
  • chicago-note-bibliography
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf