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A Study on Korean Speech Ability of Chinese Students Studying in Korea

  • The Journal of Transdisciplinary Studies
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2020, 4(1), pp.41-55
  • Publisher : The Society for Transdisciplinary Studies
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Interdisciplinary Research
  • Received : May 11, 2020
  • Accepted : June 23, 2020
  • Published : June 30, 2020

Won-kyung Park 1 Youkyoung Kong 2 Kwon, Soon-Bok 1

1부산대학교
2부산대학교 생활환경연구소

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to investigate Chinese students’ language proficiency in Korean and chance to understand Chinese students’ language . Thus, this study was designed to help Chinese bilinguals’ language education and language mediation. The research subjects were 9 male and 11 female Chinese students in their 20s. Their language proficiency were measured with Receptive and Expressive Vocabulary Test and Urimal-Test of Articulation and Phonology. The sentence comprehension levels, duration of stay in Korea, having Korean friends were chosen as factors related to Chinese students’ speaking ability. In Receptive and Expressive Vocabulary Test, their average score was 38.70. And age equivalent was 3 years to 3 years 5 months. In sentence comprehension test, average score was 29.45. And age equivalent was between 5 and 6. In U-TAP test, average score was 39.20. In results of pearson correlation was varied. There was a correlation between expressive vocabulary ability and sentence comprehension ability. And there was a correlation between having Korean friends and overall language ability. There was a correlation between expressive vocabulary and sentence comprehension. And there was a correlation between having Korean friends and expressive vocabulary.

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