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Enhancing Primary and Secondary School Students’ Language Learning Through the Interactive Mother-Tongue Languages Portal: Examining the Design and User Experience
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, The Academy of Singapore Teachers, Ministry of Education, Singapore, Singapore ; , Curriculum Planning & Development Division 1, Ministry of Education, Singapore, Singapore

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Amsterdam, Netherlands ISBN 978-1-939797-42-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This paper reports preliminary findings from an ongoing study that examines teachers’ and students’ experience of using the Interactive Mother-Tongue Languages (iMTL) portal created by the Ministry of Education, Singapore. Creation of the iMTL portal is aimed at enhancing primary and secondary school students’ learning of their mother-tongue languages. Through the i3 design principles, the iMTL portal hopes to afford language learning experience to be more interactive, immersive, and integrative. Separate surveys were conducted with 263 teachers and 1770 students of Chinese Language in this report. Findings indicated that in the participants’ nine months usage, the design of the portal had enabled teachers to design interactive learning activities including those that integrated formal learning in school with students’ informal learning in daily lives. Students expressed that they had become more engaged and motivated to interact and learn the Chinese language.

Citation

Tan, Y.H. & Sim, S.H. (2019). Enhancing Primary and Secondary School Students’ Language Learning Through the Interactive Mother-Tongue Languages Portal: Examining the Design and User Experience. In J. Theo Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning (pp. 521-530). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 4, 2022 from .