Application of WeChat Teaching Platform in Interactive Translation Teaching

Zijuan Shi, Gaofeng Luo

Abstract


With the increasing use of smartphones in China, WeChat has become one of the most popular social applications. With its powerful functions, WeChat not only implements social features for its users but also provides a new way to fulfill mobile learning (M-learning), which is a form of distance education with the use of mobile devices. After analyzing M-learning models and WeChat’s features, this paper attempts to integrate WeChat’s interactive functions to construct a WeChat teaching platform under the guidance of constructive theory. The WeChat teaching platform was constructed based on WeChat’s multiple functions and with the support of wireless network technology. It can help to increase the interaction between students and teachers, because such interaction makes achieving ubiquitous learning for university students feasible. This empirical study proved that the new model is feasible and effective in facilitating interaction in translation teaching and in developing the students’ translation competence.

Keywords


Interactive teaching;M-learning; WeChat teaching platform

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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