Chinese language is used by the most population in the world currently, and more & more people are willing to learn this language. There are more than 20,000 foreign students come to Taiwan to study Chinese in these few years. The main purpose of this study is integration of context-awareness technology and situated learning strategy in designing and developing Basic Chinese as second language learning system. Through this system, we hope the users can improve their language ability & motivation by practice repeatedly & doing exams in their free time in order to solve the shortage of teachers & lack of time.
Through literature studying to understand the Chinese teaching methods & strategies; to summarize and comprehend the advantages of teaching methods, we found the previous advantages are the same as the situated learning strategy. Thus, the situated learning strategy is integrated to this learning system, and also use the radio frequency identification system to link the users & the learning system. In this way, the users can process Chinese learning in situated learning via the feedback & interaction from the system.
This thesis is used design-based research method, and build up Basic Chinese learning system through analysis, design, development, implementation and formative evaluation. Through analysis and interview with the Chinese teachers, we realized the learning situation & demand from the foreign students. Then, design the system based on what are needed by the students. There are 2 parts in this learning system, student & teacher. The student part include the functions of giving a cue, assistance, time checking, recording for practicing & testing. Another part for teacher includes topics or assignment editing, students’ grading & RFID management.
Through this learner’s evaluation, information of interviewing, result of observation and questionnaire, we got the learner’s evaluation & data of questionnaire, and analysis the background, the connection of satisfaction, obvious difference and so on.
The result of this thesis：
1.The system fits the teaching methods of Chinese language learning and situate learning strategy.
2.Integration of context-awareness technology and situated learning is to be agreed with.
3.The Chinese language learning system is what the learners & the teachers need.
4.The satisfaction of Basic Chinese learning system is high.
The recommendation for the following studying：
1.To add the classification & level.
2.To focus more on designing & developing for Teachers’ part.
3.Operating manual is needed.