Teaching Chinese Characters Using Cultural Background Understanding

Christiana, Elisa (2013) Teaching Chinese Characters Using Cultural Background Understanding. In: An International Seminar on the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language: Curriculum Materials De, 05-04-2013 - 06-04-2013, Mataram, Lombok - Indonesia.

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    Since the chance of learning Chinese language is opened in Indonesia, the students have the eagerness in learning this foreign language, but many of them are facing various kinds of problem, especially writing, because Chinese writing system is totally different from Indonesian language. Due to the limitation of knowledge about the nature and the cultural connotation of the Chinese characters, Chinese language teachers used to teach to write the characters stroke by stroke, the writing class turns to be a very dull and boring subject, and the learning result is unsatisfactory. The researcher was challenged to teach Chinese characters using cultural background understanding towards eighteen students from International Business Management Department Petra Christian University. This research used qualitative research method supported by quantitative method. The result showed that this teaching method was very effective to encourage the students to learn Chinese language and successfully improved the writing skill.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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    Uncontrolled Keywords: Chinese Characters, Hà nzì, Cultural Understanding, Writing
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
    Divisions: Faculty of Letter > Chinese Department
    Depositing User: Admin
    Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2013 20:39
    Last Modified: 02 Sep 2013 18:07
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/16423

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