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Dr Qian Kan

Dr Qian Kan

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Dr Qian Kan

Dr Qian Kan

About me

Dr Kan moved to the UK from China in 1988. She gained a PhD in Linguistics at the University of Lancaster before translating and broadcasting for the BBC World Service and teaching Chinese at the University of Cambridge. She joined The Open University in 2009 to help create the course Beginner’s Chinese, for which she is module chair.

Dr Kan has also written many Chinese learning resources, including Colloquial Chinese for Routledge.

Dr Qian Kan's research

Qian Kan, Professor Stephen Bax and Professor Stephen Bax (2018) Researching mobile-assisted Chinese-character learning strategies among adult distance learners, In Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching 1(12)

Qian Kan and Professor Stephen Bax (2017-06-28) Introduction to Beyond the language classroom: researching MOOCs and other innovations, Research-publishing.net

Qian Kan and Professor Stephen Bax (editors) (2017-06-28) Beyond the language classroom: researching MOOCs and other innovations, Research-publishing.net

Valérie Demouy et al. (2016-03) Why and how do distance learners use mobile devices for language learning?, In The EuroCALL Review 1(24)

Fernando Rosell-Aguilar and Qian Kan (2016) Design and user evaluation of a mobile app to teach Chinese characters., China Central Radio & TV University Press

Valérie Demouy et al. (2015-08-26) Exploring trends, motivations and behaviours in the use of mobile devices for language learning in a higher education distance learning setting, In Eurocall 2015

Fernando Rosell-Aguilar and Qian Kan (2015-04) Design and user evaluation of a mobile app to teach Chinese characters, In JALT-CALL Journal 1(11)

Qian Kan and Professor Robert McCormick (2014) Building course cohesion: the use of online forums in distance Chinese language learning, In Computer Assisted Language Learning 1(27)

Valérie Demouy et al. (2013-09) Using mobile devices for language learning in a higher education distance learning context: motivations and behaviours, In EUROCALL 2013

Qian Kan (2013-06) The use of ICT in supporting distance Chinese language learning - review of The Open University’s beginners’ Chinese course, In Technology and Chinese Language Teaching 1(4)

Browse Dr Qian Kan's latest research on Open Research Online