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Interactive Multimedia Website In Learning Basic Japanese

This web based learning project is developed to enable user to learn Basic Japanese language vocabularies and grammar using  e-learning platform application. Incorporating multimedia, such as, animation, songs, graphic, movie and internet might prove to be successful in turning the traditional classrooms to communicative as well as student-centered classrooms. Therefore, media such as movies or documentaries are among the best means for providing authentic speech and conversations. They are a ‘’replica’’ of everyday dialogue. This will lead to a better foreign language teaching and learning experience.

This web site has been developed into two topics which is “Self -Introduction” and “How much is it?” Each topic consist six modules, i.e. Lesson module, vocabulary module, grammar module, country/ building module, conversation module and quiz module. The expected outcomes from these six modules after completing the lessons is to ensure users will be able to read, write, speak and listen at beginner level. The lesson module consist the sentence pattern which the users has to acquire for each topic developed for this website. The vocabulary module introduce the vocabulary item in flash cards to assist users to learn them in Japanese and English.

The grammar module highlight the grammar aspect to be learned in each topic. The country/building module are designed in animated dialogues to learn simple dialogue in fun ways. The conversation module is designed for more complex dialogue using animation. In the quiz module, user can take a quiz to test their understanding in basic Japanese language. Overall, the user satisfaction towards the usability of the website has been proven through the results of the questionnaire distributed to them.

This web based learning project is developed to enable user to learn Basic Japanese language vocabularies and grammar using e-learning platform application. Moreover, e-learning not only allows knowledge to be accessed anywhere, any time, and by anyone, but it also guides learners in attaining the exact skills and knowledge at the exact time in order to function as active, self-reflected, and collaborative participants in the information-based society.

  • Learners can learn by themselves anywhere and anytime on e-learning platform;
  • As supplementary material on learning basic Japanese vocabulary and grammar outside lecture;
  • There are evaluation tools such as quiz to facilitate the progress of the learners in each topic.

 

Memorizing a large number of vocabulary items through dictionary search or a course textbook is not an easy task for first time learners. Therefore, developing an interactive multimedia website which incorporates multimedia tools such as audio assisted vocabulary learning, animated dialogues, digital flash cards, and online quizzes would enable users to learn basic Japanese language vocabulary and grammar in an interactive way, more flexible and independently.

 

Advantages

 

  • The expected outcomes from these six modules after completing the lessons is to ensure users will be able to read, write, speak and listen at beginner level.
  • In terms of contents and presentations, the students’ response showed that a well presented lesson is due to its interactions with learners and content relevancy.
  • The interactive online multimedia instruction on basic Japanese lesson could help students understand and know Japanese vocabularies and grammar.

 

The first Interactive Multimedia Website that were created and developed 100% by Malaysians. 1.5 million Japanese language learners in South East Asia provide huge market for this product.  The content is made to suit the learners' purposes, needs and the language level and skill to be taught. Targeted for Pre-schools, Primary and Secondary schools, Colleges and Universities and those who are interested in learning Japanese language locally and internationally.

 

 

Inventor :

DR MUHAMMAD ALIF REDZUAN ABDULLAH
Faculty/:MODERN LANGUAGES AND COMMUNICATION
Department/ Laboratory: FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Expertise: COMPARATIVE APPLIED LINGUISTIC
Email:muhammadalif@upm.edu.my

Date of Input: 18/06/2020 | Updated: 18/06/2020 | asrizam

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