The Use of UMU Interactive Platform in Chinese Language Reading Skills of Grade 10 Thai Students

Authors

  • Rong Chen Authors
  • Dr. Nipapon Chalermnirundorn

Keywords:

UMU (Interactive Platform), Chinese language reading skills, learning achievement, students’ learning attitude.

Abstract

In recent years, with China's "One Belt and One Road" multinational cooperation, China's development has attracted worldwide attention. With that, understanding China and learning Chinese have become essential abilities for the future. Therefore, in eastern and western countries it continues to be the rage to learn Chinese. At present, there are still many problems in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Classroom teaching is old-fashioned and boring, students have no interest in learning, and their Chinese listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities are uneven. Therefore, to enable students to actively participate in classroom learning is an important direction for TCSL teachers to improve their teaching ability.

          In this study, the researchers applied the UMU (Interactive platform) to the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language (TCSL) in Grade 10 students in Thailand. This study compared the reading skills of Grade 10 students before and after using the UMU Interactive platform and explored the learning attitude of Grade 10 Thai students after using UMU (Interactive Platform) in learning the Chinese language. The mean scores of the Pre-test and Post-test were 2.83 and 10.75 respectively. The mean score of the Post-test was statistically higher than the mean score of the Pre-test 7.92. The result showed that the use of UMU (Interactive Platform) was effective to enhanced Grade 10 Thai students’ Chinese language reading, and students’ learning attitude was high towards the use of UMU (Interactive platform) in learning Chinese language reading.

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Published

2020-06-19