One thousand and one tools to learn Chinese

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About this project

In recent years, the interest in learning Chinese has surged globally. Concurrently, the Internet has been accumulating an abundance of resources for the teaching and learning of foreign languages, including Chinese. However, the great number and disparity of such materials, together with time constraints, make it difficult for users to fully benefit from them. In the case of students, moreover, they don’t always possess the necessary tools to evaluate the quality of the resources.
 
This project aims at creating a database of digital resources so as to offer a possible solution to the above-mentioned problem. This open access multilingual website not only includes a great number of resources, which have been thoroughly assessed by experts, but it also offers the possibility to apply different filters and select among a variety of tags, thus accommodating the needs of different users. Hence, users can search by resource type, resource language, language level, skills, keywords, and so on. In this way, the database can meet the needs of both learners and teachers and can be used in the classroom as well as for self-study. Additionally, users can also contribute to the project by rating the resources, by suggesting new ones or by submitting their opinion through this form. To sum it up, this website is a dynamic, on-going project, which is continuously and timely updated.

The people behind the materialization of this project are all experts in TCFL and/or in new technologies:
 

  • Sara Rovira-Esteva, professor at the Department of Translation and Interpretation & East Asian Studies of the UAB, and main researcher of the project.
  • Helena Casas-Tost, professor at the Department of Translation and Interpretation & East Asian Studies of the UAB
  • Andy Morodo, professor at the Department of Basic, Developmental and Educational Psychology of the UAB.
  • Antonio Paoliello professor at the Department of Translation and Interpretation & East Asian Studies of the UAB and professor at the “Riccardo Massa” Department of Human Sciences for Education of the University of Milan-Bicocca.
  • Mireia Vargas-Urpí professor at the Department of Translation and Interpretation & East Asian Studies of the UAB.

We are grateful to Wang Zihui for reviewing the text in Chinese.

How to cite
Rovira-Esteva, Sara; Vargas-Urpí, Mireia; Casas-Tost, Helena; Paoliello, Antonio; Morodo, Andy. 2021-??. e·Chinese Tools: Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning Chinese. Available at: https://dtieao.uab.cat/txicc/eChinese. doi: 10.5565/ddd.uab.cat/xxx (v.1).

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