Share Paper: Digital Storytelling and Multimedia Learning by Chinese JFL (Japanese as a Foreign Language) Learners

  1. Hitoshi Susono, Mie University, Japan
  2. Yan Zhao, Mie University, China
  3. Maho Ninomiya, Mie University, Japan
  4. Eri Ono, Mie University, Japan
  5. Maki Hagino, Open University of Japan, Mie University, Japan
Wednesday, March 28 5:45 PM-7:00 PM Edison Ballroom D

Abstract: As an increasing number of Chinese people study Japanese as a foreign language, more teachers are struggling to teach them Japanese composition (essay). Typically, there is significant student resistance to writing compositions because they do not know how to write sentences or how to show what they have written to others. The purpose of this study is to determine how digital storytelling and multimedia learning can enhance Japanese writing skills in Chinese JFL (Japanese as a Foreign Language) students. In this case, 16 Chinese JFL students were asked to create digital stories with and without images and compare the two ...