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1 Animating Characters: from Textbook-Dependent to Textbook-Independent Software Tianwei Xie California State University, Long Beach

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4 The computer technology makes it possible to animate character writing procedures. USC Animated characters for Integrated Chinese Xie’s Animated characters Standard Chinese 标准中文 Standard Chinese 标准中文 Mandarintools: links to animated characters

5 Animated Characters and GIFConstruction

6 Textbook-independent software makes it easier to animate characters: Example 1 – eStroke CHIN 451CHIN 451

7 Stroke pictures can be saved and inserted in other applications (e.g. Word document)

8 Example 2: Chinese Writing Master

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10 Can we find some other textbook- independent program for teaching vocabulary, grammar, etc? Textbook writing: Chinese TA (converts between simplified and traditional characters, between characters and Pinyin, statistics, glossary making, etc)Chinese TA Vocabulary (glossary making): DimSum, Popjisio, Rikai and Asotrans Dictionary: Lin Yutang (online), KingSoft Voice: text-to-speech JTTS (online) KeyTip Grammar: NONE

11 Other textbook-independent software Dictionaries and gloss makers: DimSum, Popjisyo, AdsotransDimSum PopjisyoAdsotrans Text-to-speech: JTTS online speech synthesizerJTTS online speech synthesizer More…

12 Putting the textbook-independent tools together Example: Chinese Culture and Tradition course pageChinese Culture and Tradition course page Example: Primer A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese Vol. One 大学语文A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese Vol. One 大学语文

13 It is suggested that more textbook- independent software be developed to aid language teaching.

14 谢 谢!


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