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Full-Text Articles in Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education
Relative Importance Of Anxiety And Motivational Variables In Predicting Language Achievement For College Learners Of Chinese, Qi Wang
The growing worldwide enthusiasm in learning Chinese calls for more research on learner characteristics in Chinese classrooms to better inform teaching practice. Language anxiety, which falls under the umbrella of learner’s affect, is considered an important affective aspect that negatively influences language learning and acquisition. As research on language anxiety mainly focused on the learning of Western languages, this study constitutes an initial attempt to investigate anxiety in the learning of Chinese through the testing of a structural model. The purpose of the study was to examine the relative importance of language anxiety in predicting Chinese achievement when motivation ...
Mediations Of Multiple Identities In A Private University: International Students’ Experiences In The United States, Beata Z. Dolina
MEDIATIONS OF MULTIPLE IDENTITIES IN A PRIVATE UNIVERSITY: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCES IN THE UNITED STATES
BEATA DOLINA, B.A., UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW
M.A., HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Ed. D., UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST
Directed by: Professor Theresa Austin
Admitting ever-increasing numbers of international undergraduates, universities are beginning to grapple with the difficulties students experience in adapting to this new, for them, educational context. According to Glass (2012), “Given the growth of international student enrollment, there are compelling reasons to more closely examine the extent to which specific educational experiences may be associated with their learning ...