Mobile Learning for Chinese

Literature Review
Level CHEN
I suggest to organizing the structure of the literature review with three levels. The review begin with the concept of M-learning, then deep into mobile phone assisted language learning and finally focus on the mobile phone with Chinese learning. The structure is summarized as follows: Part 1: M-learning Part 2: Mobile phone assisted language learning Part 3: Mobile phone assisted Chinese learning I’ve finished the literature review for my part. I’ve assigned a title revealing the subject and where it is suggested to be placed. The summarization is listed as follows.

Chinese character learning characteristics (For Part 3) Fang(2005) developed a neural network based on Hebbian rule to learn Chinese grapheme and stimulate the learning process. While developing the learning process model the paper concerned some important issues with Chinese character learning. It is pointed out that one of the most interesting and important characteristic of Chinese characters is the semantic-phonetic compounds. That means, Chinese character is composed of two major components: the semantic part that gives information about the character’s meaning, and the phonetic part that gives partial information about the whole character’s pronunciation. The Chinese character consists with this feature are much easier to learn. Literature review on mobile phones assisted language learning (For Part 2) Nowadays, the mobile phones share some common features, including SMS text-messaging, voice-messaging, Internet access, cameras, and video-recording. People can take advantage the functions brought by mobile phones to assisting their language learning. There are some important researches and projects that study the usability of mobile phones in language learning. (Brown, 2001) is among the first projects using mobile phones in language learning. The language they focus is Spanish, and programs are developed to facilitate the research. The programs utilized both...