A Study on The Perception and Acceptance of UiTM’s Undergraduates Towards Open and Distance Learning Method in Mandarin Language Teaching and Learning During COVID-19 Movement Control Order Period

  • Tay Yang Lian Academy of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Perak Branch, Seri Iskandar Campus, Seri Iskandar, 32610 Perak, Malaysia.
  • Chin Jing Ru Student Development and Campus Lifestyle Section, Malaysian Institute of Marine Engineering Technology Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Dataran Industri Teknologi Kejuruteraan Marin, Bandar Teknologi Maritim, Jalan Pantai Remis, 32200 Lumut, Perak, Malaysia.

Abstract

The unexpected transformation from traditional face-to-face classes to Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode, due to the implementation of Movement Control Order (MCO) caused by COVID-19 pandemic, has deeply affect the basic Mandarin learners in higher education institutes. After studying Mandarin level 1 through face-to-face classes for only three weeks, students were forced to adjust and adapt to ODL mode within a short amount of time. This situation would inevitably affect their learning quality and progress during the MCO period. Hence, a study on the students’ perception and acceptance towards ODL under this circumstance is crucial as a pilot test, to establish a better understanding on the possibility of ODL’s sustainability as a necessary component in learning Mandarin henceforward. Such study will also help to apprehend and further satisfy students’ requirement on studying Mandarin through ODL, so that it will become an ideal complement, or even a more preferred main option compared to the conventional teaching activities.

Published
2020-12-01
How to Cite
LIAN, Tay Yang; RU, Chin Jing. A Study on The Perception and Acceptance of UiTM’s Undergraduates Towards Open and Distance Learning Method in Mandarin Language Teaching and Learning During COVID-19 Movement Control Order Period. International Journal of Modern Languages And Applied Linguistics, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 4, p. 61-79, dec. 2020. ISSN 2600-7266. Available at: <http://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ijmal/article/view/10874>. Date accessed: 21 apr. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.24191/ijmal.v4i4.10874.