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Li Jin

2017

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Digital Affordances On Wechat Learning Chinese As A Second Language.Pdf, Li Jin Dec 2016

Digital Affordances On Wechat Learning Chinese As A Second Language.Pdf, Li Jin

Li Jin

Different from the traditional term language input, affordance, an ecological term, has been deployed to analyze the perceived opportunities for second language (L2) learning an environment provides to L2 learners. L2 learning occurs only when the semiotic resources in the environment resonate with the learner's capacities such as their abilities, aptitudes, and attitudes. Adopting affordance as a theoretical and analytic construct, this study investigates using qualitative research methods what language development affordances WeChat, one of the most popular Social Networking Systems in Chinese-speaking communities, provided to two university-level Chinese language learners while they were studying abroad in an intensive ...