Strategies for learning English in a cross-cultural learning environment : East Asian students in one UK University
Wu, Wenli, Hammond, Michael and Barnes, Ann. (2009) Strategies for learning English in a cross-cultural learning environment : East Asian students in one UK University. Journal of English as an International Language, Vol.4 . p. 7.Full text not available from this repository.
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This paper discusses the experiences of East Asian students (n = 40) taking a full time Master’s course at a University in the UK from 2004 - 2005. A mixed methods case study approach was taken with data gathered through three rounds of questionnaire surveys of the whole group and a further three rounds of interviews carried out with a broadly representative sample (n = 8) over the course of a year. The experiences of these students were examined under three interconnected themes: language, socio-cultural environment and academic culture. This paper reports on how participants described the strategies they used for developing their language skills, in both everyday use and academic contexts. These strategies involved independent private study, acting on feedback from more knowledgeable others and participation in groups or social activity. The paper suggests that a mix of strategies can be effective for language learning.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LF Individual institutions (Europe)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education ( -2013)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Learning strategies, East Asians -- Education -- Great Britain -- Case studies, University of Warwick -- Foreign students -- Case studies, English language -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Foreign speakers -- Case studies, English language -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Great Britain -- Case studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of English as an International Language|
|Publisher:||Asian EFL group|
|Official Date:||August 2009|
|Page Range:||p. 7|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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