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Chinese International Learners’ Acculturation At An American University, Zhuofeng Shen Apr 2019

Chinese International Learners’ Acculturation At An American University, Zhuofeng Shen

Graduate Theses & Dissertations

In order to investigate the current status and challenges of Chinese international students studying and living in higher education institutions in the United States, and to explore strategies for integrating into the campus life in the United States, this study investigates the current status and challenges of Chinese students studying at a small, private, internationally focused university in the United States, in relation to cultural, linguistic, and academic adaptation. Data was collected through one-on-one interviews with students, faculty, and administrators, as well as observations both in daily courses and university-held social activities.

This study seeks to uncover the current perspectives ...


English As Second Language Teaching, Learning, And Assessment, Jingyi Chang Apr 2019

English As Second Language Teaching, Learning, And Assessment, Jingyi Chang

Graduate Theses & Dissertations

As an international language in the development of globalization, English has become the focus of humanistic communication and language education and has also had an important impact on the reform and development of language education in China. At present, English is being taught at earlier ages in China due to people’s interest in learning English. How to develop effective English education, including teaching methods and assessments, and how Chinese educational programs should develop English education within the reality of internationalization, is a key issue of educational concern (Guo, 2016). The following proposed qualitative, phenomenological study provides an in-depth understanding ...