The study took place in real life classroom settings in Tokyo. 130 students and 6 teachers of Japanese as a foreign language participated. The students ranged from beginners to advanced level and were between 10-35 years old. The demo taught 150 writing characters. On average, after using our demo between 80-240 minutes the students memorized the meaning of 61 new writing characters. This learning progress was measured as the difference between the students average score in a pre-test and post-test. *Read the published paper HERE.
It’s an app that helps you memorize the meanings of Chinese writing characters as they are used in Chinese (simplified hanzi) and Japanese (kanji). You learn in a playful way by engaging across three activities:
· STUDY illustrated and animated memory stories to learn the character meanings.
· PLAY a game to rehearse the character meanings.
· TEST yourself to keep track on your learning progress.
Doctor Professor runs online in your browser and works best on computer screens with a width of 1024 pixels or more. The app is not yet adapted for tablet or mobile screen sizes.
Currently (December 2019), the app teaches the meanings of 230 simplified hanzi and 200 kanji. We continuously add more writing characters.
Yes, the app is currently aligned with these language tests and textbooks:
· Lai Ba 1 Textbook (all 156 hanzi)
· JLPT Level 5 (all 120 kanji)
· Genki 1 Textbook (all 168 kanji)
· GCSE Japanese (180 of 200 kanji)
As we update the app with new content, more courses will be added to this list. Is your course missing? Please contact us!
We will update the app with new content every other month with the goal to cover 500 hanzi and 500 kanji by September 2020.
Yes! Contact us for group orders and if you would like us to create character lists that align with your syllabus.
In the TEST-section of the app you can choose to send the result of a completed test to any e-mail address. This feature is useful for sharing test results between students and teachers. Contact us to receive a spreadsheet template that helps you collect and display the students’ answers and testresults.
Please contact us and let us know your thoughts about the app!
+46 708 25 84 26
Josef Brinck Davidsson
+46 735 20 19 00
Söderberg Agentur, Stockholm
GAME BASED LEARNING
PhD, Visiting Scholar at MediaX
Stanford University, USA
Business Developer The Game Incubator
Gothia Innovation AB, Sweden
Head of East China
Business Sweden in Shanghai
GAME BASED LEARNING
PHD, Educational Games Researcher
University of Gothenburg