Chinese ESL Learners' Perceptions of English Language Teaching and Learning in Australia

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  • Source:
    English Language Teaching, v12 n7 p139-152 2019. 14 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1220519
      Canadian Center of Science and Education. 1120 Finch Avenue West Suite 701-309, Toronto, OH M3J 3H7, Canada. Tel: 416-642-2606; Fax: 416-642-2608; e-mail: elt@ccsenet.org; Web site: http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/elt
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      1916-4742
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      In recent decades, with the rapid economic development of China, there has been a large influx of Chinese students into Western countries to pursue their studies. Empirical research reveal that some students encounter linguistic and academic challenges, and find it difficult to adapt to the Western learning environment. Adopting a qualitative approach, this research examines how Chinese ESL learners perceive English language teaching in Australia and the learning difficulties they face. By doing so, it seeks to help instructors make informed pedagogical decisions and assist learners in addressing these difficulties. Ten Chinese students who were or have been enrolled in a university English language program participated in interviews. The findings reveal that the participants show highly positive attitudes toward the communicative approach, and mostly favor grammar instruction within communicative practice. The learning difficulties they experience are mostly influenced by their prior exposure to Chinese teaching and learning styles. The study suggests that teachers should be aware of learners' needs and prior learning experiences, so that they could engage in more effective interventions, and assist learners in developing their own learning strategies in the academic adaptation.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      -1
    • Physical Description:
      14
    • Education Level:
      Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      SEP2019
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1220519
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FAN, J. Chinese ESL Learners’ Perceptions of English Language Teaching and Learning in Australia. English Language Teaching, [s. l.], v. 12, n. 7, p. 139–152, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Fan J. Chinese ESL Learners’ Perceptions of English Language Teaching and Learning in Australia. English Language Teaching. 2019;12(7):139-152. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1220519&custid=s8280428. Accessed October 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      Fan, J. (2019). Chinese ESL Learners’ Perceptions of English Language Teaching and Learning in Australia. English Language Teaching, 12(7), 139–152. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1220519&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Fan, Jie. 2019. “Chinese ESL Learners’ Perceptions of English Language Teaching and Learning in Australia.” English Language Teaching 12 (7): 139–52. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1220519&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Fan, J. (2019) ‘Chinese ESL Learners’ Perceptions of English Language Teaching and Learning in Australia’, English Language Teaching, 12(7), pp. 139–152. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1220519&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 20 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Fan, J 2019, ‘Chinese ESL Learners’ Perceptions of English Language Teaching and Learning in Australia’, English Language Teaching, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 139–152, viewed 20 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Fan, Jie. “Chinese ESL Learners’ Perceptions of English Language Teaching and Learning in Australia.” English Language Teaching, vol. 12, no. 7, Jan. 2019, pp. 139–152. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1220519&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Fan, Jie. “Chinese ESL Learners’ Perceptions of English Language Teaching and Learning in Australia.” English Language Teaching 12, no. 7 (January 1, 2019): 139–52. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1220519&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Fan J. Chinese ESL Learners’ Perceptions of English Language Teaching and Learning in Australia. English Language Teaching [Internet]. 2019 Jan 1 [cited 2019 Oct 20];12(7):139–52. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1220519&custid=s8280428