Common Mistakes in Chinese Stroke Writing Among NonChinese Learners

Chuah, Kee Man and Ch’ng, Looi-Chin and Ting, Hie Ling (2018) Common Mistakes in Chinese Stroke Writing Among NonChinese Learners. INSIGHT JOURNAL, 2. pp. 1-13. ISSN 2600-8564

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Abstract

The learning of stroke writing is a complicated process yet it is viewed as a fundamental element in Chinese language learning. This has brought great challenges to many learners especially non-native learners. This study aims to identify the types of stroke writing mistakes and the frequency of making the mistakes among the non-native learners. A dictation of 68 words was given to all 50 Foundation Mandarin level 2 Diploma students from Faculty of Business Administration. The words were extracted from their stroke writing exercises in the course’s text book. Data suggested that Stroke Misalignment, Stroke’s Shape and Non-existing Strokes are prominent mistakes done by the learners. The findings of the study recommend that stroke order might be one of the most impactful component to minimize stroke mistakes among the non-native learners. However, further studies need to be done to investigate the teaching methods that can deliver such component effectively.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chinese character stroke writing, Mistakes in Chinese stroke writing, Non-native Chinese learners, Chinese character stroke order, Learning strategies for stroke writing, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Language Studies & Communication Studies
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2020 03:27
Last Modified: 24 May 2021 03:43
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/29967

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