Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language, Education and Innovation 2016

Mobile Apps in Learning Chinese as a Second Language

Strukova, Polina

Xiamen University, China


Technical innovations and Wi-Fi provide to everyone a chance to learn foreign languages, provide instructional materials in accessible formats to students, individual consultations and communication with native speakers. Mobile applications and online platforms today are been delivering to users extremely fast, but methodological schemes remain as before. In this article we are going to talk about Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language mobile applications development trends, we will analyze criteria for their selection and features of several applications. We are going to evaluate their effectiveness from the methodological point of view in the context of the goals of Learning Chinese as a Second Language at the beginner’s level among Russian speakers. We also are going to propose approach to successful Language Learning applications design. In addition, we will touch upon the topic of transition crisis from the classical scheme of teaching Chinese as a Second Language to innovative models.


Chinese Language, Mobile Applications, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methodology

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