Researching Chinese Learners

This collection focuses on Chinese learners with original data sets using innovative research methods.

Researching Chinese Learners

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.

Researching Chinese Learners

This collection focuses on Chinese learners with original data sets using innovative research methods.

Researching Chinese Learners

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.

Researching Chinese English the State of the Art

This volume offers a timely collection of original research papers on the various features and issues surrounding Chinese English, one of the varieties in World Englishes with a large and increasing number of learners and users.

Researching Chinese English  the State of the Art

This volume offers a timely collection of original research papers on the various features and issues surrounding Chinese English, one of the varieties in World Englishes with a large and increasing number of learners and users. The five sections entitled ‘Researching Chinese English Pronunciation’, ‘Researching Chinese English Lexis, Grammar and Pragmatics’, ‘Researching Perceptions, Attitudes and Reactions towards Chinese English’, ‘Researching Cultural Conceptualizations and Identities in Chinese English’, and ‘Chinese Scholarship on Chinese English’, bring together three generations of Chinese and overseas researchers, both established and emerging, who offer lively dialogues on the current research, development and future of Chinese English. The introductory chapter by the editors on the state-of-the-art of researching Chinese English, and a concluding chapter by a leading researcher in World Englishes on the future directions for researching Chinese English make this an essential title for those who wish to gain insights on Chinese English.

Teaching and Researching Chinese EFL ESL Learners in Higher Education

This book provides a new and up-to-date perspective on the teaching and learning of Chinese ESL/EFL learners.

Teaching and Researching Chinese EFL ESL Learners in Higher Education

China has attached great importance to teaching students to become proficient users of English. Yet, despite a plethora of studies and practice on Chinese ESL/EFL (English as a second/foreign language) learners, the large student population, its complicated composition and the complex nature of second and foreign language learning have rendered it difficult to offer a panoramic view on ESL/EFL teaching and learning of Chinese learners. This book provides a new and up-to-date perspective on the teaching and learning of Chinese ESL/EFL learners. The book collects 15 case studies, falling into two parts—Curriculum Development and Teaching Practice and Skills-Based Research. The collected studies deploy qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods to explore patterns, features, developments and causes and effects of a variety of issues in the sphere of ESL/EFL teaching and learning. Moreover, the cases offer insights that are relevant beyond the mainland Chinese context such as Hong Kong, Macau, Britain and Australia. Students and scholars of TESOL and applied linguistics will be interested in this title.

Researching Cultures of Learning

This edited book examines cultures of learning from the perspectives of education, applied linguistics and language learning.

Researching Cultures of Learning

This edited book examines cultures of learning from the perspectives of education, applied linguistics and language learning. The concept can be used to explore socio-cultural features of language learning and use contexts in educational institutions, and cultural practices of pedagogic activities and classroom interaction.

A New Representation of Chinese Learners

This book examines Chinese tertiary students' experiences of learning English in Sino-Australian programs in China.

A New Representation of Chinese Learners

This book examines Chinese tertiary students' experiences of learning English in Sino-Australian programs in China. Using an institutional ethnography, the book examines one well-established Sino-Australian program based at a Chinese university. The book explores the ways that participant students used the Chinese words, tropes and their meanings to describe their English learning experiences with both local Chinese and foreign English teachers. This book introduces an innovative theoretical framework, “representation theory with a multilingual perspective”, to analyse how Chinese students' everyday experiences are constructed and mediated through language, discourse and identity. This framework also highlights graphic examples of how concepts are created in both Chinese and English, and thus serves as a powerful tool for deconstructing dichotomies between China and the West. The aim of this book is, then, two-fold: to show how a novel theoretical lens can help us to develop more nuanced understandings of Chinese students, and to propose a new methodological and theoretical framework through which one can challenge the monolingual subjectivity and parochial views of both Chinese and Western conceptions.

Researching Chinese Language Education

Learning Chinese is learning to make appropriate generic and lexicogrammatical choices for the expression of meanings. The studies are marked by the collaboration of higher education with education systems, schools and teachers.

Researching Chinese Language Education

The culmination of more than a decade of research, this compelling volume offers a fresh approach for applying functional linguistics to assess student performance, to inform the teaching and learning of Chinese and to design curriculum and teaching materials. Documenting authentic systemic functional linguistics (SFL) studies in researching and teaching Chinese as a first or second language, this research is set in the multilingual settings of Hong Kong and Australia. The experiences of SFL and genre teaching in English have been well demonstrated as valid, viable and practical in different contexts; however this volume covers the relatively new domain of research into the applications of SFL to the teaching of Chinese. Using SFL as the research framework, the authors cover three major areas in Chinese language education: effective pedagogies, curriculum and material design, and text analysis. Covering major local curriculum reforms and the rapid growth of International Baccalaureate programmes worldwide, this book will be of interest to linguists, language teachers and teacher educators and those involved in the teaching and learning of Chinese around the world.

International Education and the Chinese Learner

Western research in Anglophone countries often homogenizes Chinese or CHC students and ignores the contemporary complexities and diversity to be found within CHC cultures in the East Asian region such as China, Singapore, ...

International Education and the Chinese Learner

International Education and the Chinese Learner is one of the first full-length studies in the relatively new field of transnational pedagogy to explore the role of the Chinese learner in international schools and universities across the globe. It describes the unprecedented growth of international schools and university exchange programs during the past decade together with the way in which Chinese learners at all levels have taken advantage of these opportunities and have been scrutinized in the process. The results of this internationalization have in some cases solidified stereotypes about Chinese learners and in other instances have helped to overcome those prejudices. Teachers within the international schools comment about the challenges of integrating students from different ethnic and national backgrounds in their schools and about the rewards of developing intercultural programs that will give the students the most substantial, diverse, and ethical education and encourage cross-cultural understanding, build academic skills, and develop character. University teachers ù both Chinese and Western ù describe the opportunities and challenges for cross-cultural teaching and learning within the classrooms of their own countries and in global classrooms where local and international teachers together advance new perspectives based on team teaching, interdisciplinarity, and intercultural enquiry. Teachers within international schools and university and school teachers who teach exchange students and other international students will find the understanding, experiences, and practical advice to be of help in their own teaching, but those within international business communities may well find the research helpful in understanding their own intercultural environments. Janette Ryan is a lecturer in education at Monash University. She specializes in cross-cultural teaching and teaching for international students. She is a Mandarin Chinese speaker and works with a network of schools and universities across China on curriculum reform and professional learning communities. Gordon Slethaug is a visiting professor in English studies and communications at the University of Southern Denmark and has previously been professor of English at the University of Waterloo, Canada and director of American Studies at the University of Hong Kong. He has recently been visiting Lingnan professor at the University of Hong Kong and Sun Yat-sen University in China and senior Fulbright professor at the University of Southern Denmark.

A New Representation of Chinese Learners

Non-native English-speaking English language teachers: History and research. Language Teaching, 41(3), 315–348. Pan, L., & Block, D. (2011). English as a “global language” in China: An investigation into learners' and teachers' language ...

A New Representation of Chinese Learners


Researching Intercultural Learning

Jin and Cortazzi have for many years jointly researched and published widely on a range oflinguistic, cultural and educationalissues relatedto Chinese learners. They are the authors fortheteacher's booksfor New Standard College English ...

Researching Intercultural Learning

International perspectives on intercultural learning are presented within a framework of cultures of learning related to education and language learning and use in academic contexts. Intercultural learning involves learners travelling to learn in a place where other cultures of learning are dominant and to which they are usually expected to adapt.

Assessing Chinese Learners of English

Researching Chinese learners: Skills, perceptions and intercultural adaptations. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Laufer, B., & Hulstijn, J. H. (2001). Incidental vocabulary acquisition in a second language: the construct of task ...

Assessing Chinese Learners of English

This volume gathers researchers from around the world endeavouring to better understand a number of perennial issues in assessing Chinese learners of English, covering topics such as students' test performances, interactional competence and lexical knowledge, students' motivation, teachers' attitudes and assessment policy changes.

Teaching and Learning Chinese

In actuality, most of the Chinese grammar acquisition research has focused on two areas: Error Analysis and ... Researchers focused their efforts on grammatical items that have proven especially difficult for second language learners, ...

Teaching and Learning Chinese

The book is linked to the annual theme of the 2008 CAERDA International Conference with contributing authors serving as keynote speakers, invited panelists, paper presenters, as well as specialists and educators in the field. The book provides a most comprehensive description of and a theoretically wellinformed and a scholarly cogent account of teaching and learning Chinese in general and in the United States in particular. It examines a wide range of important issues in Chinese teaching and learning: current state in teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL) in the United States, US national standards for learning foreign languages K-12, policy making about how to meet the growing demand for Chinese language and cultural education with regard to a national coordination of efforts, professional teacher training in terms of the quantity and quality of Chinese language teachers at all levels, promotion of early language learning, characteristics of Chinese pedagogy, aspects of Chinese linguistics, methods and methodology in teaching TCSL, techniques and technology in Chinese language education, curriculum and instruction in TCSL, cultural aspects of teaching Chinese as a Second Language, issues in Chinese pedagogy, development of Chinese as a Heritage Language (HL) and the issue of cultural identity for bilingual/multilingual learners (particularly bilingual/multilingual children), testing and evaluation in TCSL, Chinese literacy and reading, approaches to instruction and program design, etc.

Chinese Overseas Students and Intercultural Learning Environments

Journal of Research in International Education, 7(2), 232–249. doi:10.1177/1475240908091306. Campbell, J., & Li, M. (2007). ... Conclusions: What are we learning from research about Chinese learners? In L. Jin & M. Cortazzi (Eds.), ...

Chinese Overseas Students and Intercultural Learning Environments

What happens when East travels West? In today’s increasingly globalized world, these collisions are becoming increasingly common in universities– especially due to the growth of migratory students . As the largest international population studying abroad in the world, Chinese students’ learning experience in an intercultural environment calls for more attention. This book covers an array of problems common to Chinese students studying abroad and explores how these students academically adjust to an intercultural environment. It also highlights how they familiarize themselves with the education system, ranging from the types of courses, academic tasks and examinations to the structure of the education as a whole in the host country, as they negotiate the gulf between academic expectations at home versus those in the host university environment and communicate with domestic lecturers and students.

Developing the Higher Education Curriculum

'Combining research-based student fieldwork with staff research to reinforce teaching and learning. ... In Researching Chinese Learners: Skills, Perceptions and Intercultural Adaptations, edited by L. Jin and M. Cortazzi, 1–18.

Developing the Higher Education Curriculum

A complementary volume to Dilly Fung’s A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education (2017), this book explores ‘research-based education’ as applied in practice within the higher education sector. A collection of 15 chapters followed by illustrative vignettes, it showcases approaches to engaging students actively with research and enquiry across disciplines. It begins with one institution’s creative approach to research-based education – UCL’s Connected Curriculum, a conceptual framework for integrating research-based education into all taught programmes of study – and branches out to show how aspects of the framework can apply to practice across a variety of institutions in a range of national settings. The 15 chapters are provided by a diverse range of authors who all explore research-based education in their own way. Some chapters are firmly based in a subject-discipline – including art history, biochemistry, education, engineering, fashion and design, healthcare, and veterinary sciences – while others reach across geopolitical regions, such as Australia, Canada, China, England, Scotland and South Africa. The final chapter offers 12 short vignettes of practice to highlight how engaging students with research and enquiry can enrich their learning experiences, preparing them not only for more advanced academic learning, but also for professional roles in complex, rapidly changing social contexts.

Researching and Teaching Second Language Speech Acts in the Chinese Context

The course and speech-act teaching materials presented below were developed for Chinese learners of English who are undergraduate or postgraduate students in two Hong Kong universities. In Hong Kong, Chinese students include students ...

Researching and Teaching Second Language Speech Acts in the Chinese Context

This book contributes to the literature of interlanguage pragmatics by building an interface between researching and teaching speech acts in the Chinese context. It is written for researchers, language educators, classroom teachers and readers who are interested in interlanguage pragmatics research, acquisition and teaching, with particular reference to speech acts performed by Chinese learners of English, and their relationships with the learners’ first language and cultural concepts. It provides a more advanced understanding of the production and development of speech acts of Chinese learners of English from the cross-linguistic, cross-cultural, L1 and L2 developmental perspectives, drawing on relevant second language acquisition theoretical frameworks. It also recommends research-informed pedagogies that are applicable to other learners of English.

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Applied Linguistics

More than a journey: “Learning” in the metaphors of Chinese students and teachers. In Researching Chinese learners, skills, perceptions, adaptations, eds. Lixian Jin and Martin Cortazzi, 67–92. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Applied Linguistics

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Applied Linguistics is written for those wanting to acquire comprehensive knowledge of China, the diaspora and the Sino-sphere communities through Chinese language. It examines how Chinese language is used in different contexts, and how the use of Chinese language affects culture, society, expression of self and persuasion of others; as well as how neurophysiological aspects of language disorder affect how we function and how the advance of technology changes the way the Chinese language is used and perceived. The Handbook concentrates on the cultural, societal and communicative characteristics of the Chinese language environment. Focusing on language use in action, in context and in vivo, this book intends to lay empirical grounds for collaboration and synergy among different fields.

Academic Mobility Programs and Engagement Emerging Research and Opportunities

Cultures of learning and student participation: Chinese learners in a multicultural English class in Australia. In L. Jin & M. Cortazzi (Eds.), Researching Chinese learners: Skills, perceptions and intercultural adaptations (pp.

Academic Mobility Programs and Engagement  Emerging Research and Opportunities

Students in a range of academic disciplines can take part in a growing number of international placements available to them. Given the sharp increase in the number of exchange programs in recent years, the benefit derived by students from their added mobility merits greater investigation. Academic Mobility Programs and Engagement: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential scholarly publication that examines international and study abroad programs and their effect on students and student preparation. Featuring a range of topics such as healthcare, cultural responsiveness, and teacher education, this book is ideal for higher education institutions, faculty, cross-cultural trainers, government officials, counselors, student services administrators, policymakers, program developers, administrators, academicians, educators, researchers, and students.

Handbook of Research on Study Abroad Programs and Outbound Mobility

Intercultural adaptation in tertiary oral English in China. In L. Jin & M. Cortazzi (Eds.), Researching Chinese learners: Skills, perceptions and intercultural adaptations (pp. 93–118). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Handbook of Research on Study Abroad Programs and Outbound Mobility

Millions of students seek short- and long-term study abroad options every year, and this trend is a key illustration of the internationalization of higher education. Because a global perspective has become mandatory in the largely globalized workforce, many institutions look to study abroad programs to prepare their students. This outbound mobility has the potential to contribute to greater understanding between cultures, countries, and individuals. The Handbook of Research on Study Abroad Programs and Outbound Mobility offers a comprehensive look into motivations for and opportunities through all forms of outbound mobility programs. By providing empirically-based research, this publication establishes the benefits, difficulties, and rewards of building a framework to support international students and programs. It is an invaluable resource for academics, students, policy makers, course developers, counselors, and cross-cultural student advisors.

Journal of International Students Vol 7 3

Rote learning in Chinese culture: Reflecting active Confucian-based memory strategies. In L. Jin and M. Cortazzi (Eds.), Researching Chinese learners: Skills, perceptions and intercultural adaptations. (pp. 21–42).

Journal of International Students  Vol  7 3

The Journal of International Students (JIS), an academic, interdisciplinary, and peer-reviewed publication (Print ISSN 2162-3104 & Online ISSN 2166-3750), publishes scholarly peer reviewed articles on international students in tertiary education, secondary education, and other educational settings that make significant contributions to research, policy, and practice in the internationalization of higher education. visit: www.ojed.org/jis

Journal of International Students 2017 Vol 7 Issue 3 July August

Rote learning in Chinese culture: Reflecting active Confucian-based memory strategies. In L. Jin and M. Cortazzi (Eds.), Researching Chinese learners: Skills, perceptions and intercultural adaptations. (pp. 21–42).

Journal of International Students 2017 Vol 7 Issue 3  July August

An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed publication, Journal of International Students is a professional journal that publishes narrative, theoretical and empirically-based research articles, study abroad reflections, and book reviews relevant to international students, faculty, scholars, and their cross-cultural experiences and understanding in higher education. The Journal audience includes international and domestic students, faculty, administrators, and educators engaged in research and practice in international students in colleges and universities. More information on the web: http: //jistudents.org/