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ERIC Number: ED525678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov-2
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
A Comparison of Foreign Language Learning Social Environments, Motivation, and Beliefs between Chinese and American Students
Yang, Xinxiao; Chen, Dianbing
Online Submission
For the purposes of revealing and comparing the social, cultural, and motivational differences between American and Chinese undergraduate students learning foreign language, a sample of 100 students at University of Wyoming was asked to fill out a Foreign Language Learning Motivation and Beliefs questionnaire and 61 respondents completed the surveys. The results revealed that American students commonly believed that foreign language learning can help break cultural biases, and Chinese students generally reported that learning foreign languages is an essential skill to survive the present day competitive society. The implications of these findings are discussed. Appended is a Foreign Language Learning Motivation and Beliefs Survey. (Contains 5 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming