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ERIC Number: EJ1135281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0015-718X
Students' Perceptions of an Internship Experience in China: A Pilot Study
He, Yunjuan; Qin, Xizhen
Foreign Language Annals, v50 n1 p57-70 Spr 2017
This small-scale study reported American students' perception of the effect of their internship conducted in a study abroad program on their development of Chinese language proficiency, intercultural competence, and professional knowledge. The results indicate that a self-evaluated successful internship allows interns with intermediate-level language proficiency to have sufficient oral communication in the workplace and provides interns with major-related observation opportunities overseen (supervised) by their supervisor/coworker. Working cultural competence is an essential skill for American interns to acquire for creating and maintaining positive interpersonal relationships in professional contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China
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