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A Self-directed Reading Environment for Learning Pronunciation of Japanese Kanji based on Collaborative-building Database
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, Faculty of Engineering, Tokushima University, Japan, Japan ; , School of Economics and Management, Xi'an Shiyou University, China, China ; , , Faculty of Engineering, Tokushima University, Japan, Japan ; , Center for Advanced Information Technology, Tokushima University, Japan, Japan ; , Faculty of Engineering, Tokushima University, Japan, Japan

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Globalization now is a major theme of the world and more and more people begin to learn the foreign language through CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) system. Many CALL systems focus on sharing the foreign language educational materials and reading them. But for Chinese learners who learn Japanese, it is difficult to enhance speaking ability through this method. Because many Kanji have the same or approx meaning in Japanese and Chinese, therefore during reading the Japanese educational materials Chinese learners are not necessary to master the pronunciation of Kanji in Japanese to understand. Currently few systems deal with learning the pronunciation of Japanese Kanji in reading and furthermore enhancing speaking ability. In this paper, we present a self-directed reading environment for Chinese learners to learn the pronunciation of Japanese Kanji in daily reading and describe developing a collaborative-building database to realize it.

Citation

Yuan, F., Yuan, J., Wang, R., Mitsuhara, H., Kanenishi, K. & Yano, Y. (2006). A Self-directed Reading Environment for Learning Pronunciation of Japanese Kanji based on Collaborative-building Database. In T. Reeves & S. Yamashita (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2006--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 3139-3144). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 30, 2021 from .

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