Investigating the effect of radical-based strategies on improving foreign Chinese learners' radical awareness and character meaning production: a meta-analysis

Journal: Region - Educational Research and Reviews DOI: 10.32629/rerr.v5i2.1177

Chenxuan HE

Texas A&M University


This meta-analysis reviewed 11 articles regarding radical-based instruction strategies and synthesized their results to investigate the effect of radical-based strategies on improving radical awareness and character meaning production among CFL (Chinese as a Foreign Language) learners. The overall results demonstrated that radical-based instruction strategies had a significant effect associated with character meaning production. Furthermore, the differences of the effectiveness were also examined between beginning-level CFL learners and intermediate-level CFL learners.


Chinese as a Foreign Language; Chinese character learning; radical-based strategies; radical awareness; character meaning production; meta-analysis


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