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Researching Chinese Learners [electronic resource] : Skills, Perceptions and Intercultural Adaptations

By: Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780230243880Publication details: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.ISBN:
  • 9780230299481
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Researching Chinese Learners : Skills, Perceptions and Intercultural AdaptationsDDC classification:
  • 428.0071/251 428.0071051
LOC classification:
  • PE1130.C4R47 2011
Online resources:
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; Introduction: Contexts for Researching Chinese Learners; Part I: Developing Teaching and Learning in China; 1 Rote Learning in Chinese Culture: Reflecting Active Confucian-Based Memory Strategies; 2 Cantonese and English Bodies Do Talk: A Cross-Cultural, Metaphor-Metonymy Study on Body-Part Idioms; 3 More than a Journey: 'Learning' in the Metaphors of Chinese Students and Teachers; 4 Meeting in the Middle? Intercultural Adaptation in Tertiary Oral English in China
11 Intercultural Adaptation - It is a Two-Way Process: Examples from a British MBA Programme12 Adapting to Western Norms of Critical Argumentation and Debate; 13 Different Waves Crashing into Different Coastlines? Mainland Chinese Learners doing Postgraduate Dissertations in the UK; Conclusions: What are We Learning from Research about Chinese Learners?; Index
5 Reticence and Anxiety in Oral English Lessons: A Case Study in China6 Intercultural Competence and EFL Teaching in China; Part II: Intercultural Adaptation: Chinese Learners in International Contexts; 7 Cultures of Learning and Student Participation: Chinese Learners in a Multicultural English Class in Australia; 8 Getting the Big Picture: A Longitudinal Study of Adaptation and Identity in a New Zealand University; 9 An Emotional Journey of Change: The Case of Chinese Students in UK Higher Education; 10 Intercultural Adaptation of Chinese Postgraduate Students and their UK Tutors
Summary: This collection focuses on Chinese learners with original data sets using innovative research methods. It investigates Chinese learners' learning and language skills, perceptions and particularly the processes of reciprocal intercultural adaptations in a wide international context of Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the UK
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Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; Introduction: Contexts for Researching Chinese Learners; Part I: Developing Teaching and Learning in China; 1 Rote Learning in Chinese Culture: Reflecting Active Confucian-Based Memory Strategies; 2 Cantonese and English Bodies Do Talk: A Cross-Cultural, Metaphor-Metonymy Study on Body-Part Idioms; 3 More than a Journey: 'Learning' in the Metaphors of Chinese Students and Teachers; 4 Meeting in the Middle? Intercultural Adaptation in Tertiary Oral English in China

11 Intercultural Adaptation - It is a Two-Way Process: Examples from a British MBA Programme12 Adapting to Western Norms of Critical Argumentation and Debate; 13 Different Waves Crashing into Different Coastlines? Mainland Chinese Learners doing Postgraduate Dissertations in the UK; Conclusions: What are We Learning from Research about Chinese Learners?; Index

5 Reticence and Anxiety in Oral English Lessons: A Case Study in China6 Intercultural Competence and EFL Teaching in China; Part II: Intercultural Adaptation: Chinese Learners in International Contexts; 7 Cultures of Learning and Student Participation: Chinese Learners in a Multicultural English Class in Australia; 8 Getting the Big Picture: A Longitudinal Study of Adaptation and Identity in a New Zealand University; 9 An Emotional Journey of Change: The Case of Chinese Students in UK Higher Education; 10 Intercultural Adaptation of Chinese Postgraduate Students and their UK Tutors

This collection focuses on Chinese learners with original data sets using innovative research methods. It investigates Chinese learners' learning and language skills, perceptions and particularly the processes of reciprocal intercultural adaptations in a wide international context of Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the UK