Web-based Adaptive Test for Examining Chinese Pronunciation Ability Levels Using Chinese Pinyin
ming yin, Narita Laboratory, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Japan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper proposed a new method for estimating a learner's Chinese pronunciation ability levels. This method examines time cost and percentage of correct answers when the learner marks pronunciation of Chinese characters using Chinese pinyin. For Chinese learners, if they do not know pronunciation of Chinese characters, they cannot pronounce Chinese characters correctly only gread h Chinese characters not marked by Chinese pinyin. The proposed method makes use of the characteristic to test Chinese pronunciation ability levels. When a learner "reads" Chinese characters at first sight, it is obviously that he will think the pronunciation of Chinese characters, simultaneously the meaning of Chinese character.Therefore the ability level of spoken Chinese can be test through testing ability level of Chinese pinyin to some degree. The proposed method is evaluated by a web-based simple adaptive Chinese pinyin test system. The method has been proved effective by experimental results.
yin, m. (2003). Web-based Adaptive Test for Examining Chinese Pronunciation Ability Levels Using Chinese Pinyin. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 425-431). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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