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Ai, Bin; Wang, Lifei; Zhang, Jie – Journal of Teaching in International Business, 2018
With China's economic growth over the past 30 years, a large number of Chinese enterprises are facing the challenge of developing their businesses internationally. Thus, it has become necessary to improve the effectiveness of transnational and intercultural business communication for these enterprises. In this article, through narrating the first…
Descriptors: Business English, English for Special Purposes, Foreign Countries, International Trade
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Doe, Peter; Lyden, Sarah; Jaikaran-Doe, Seeta; Wang, Xiaolin – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Undergraduate engineering units (subjects) are delivered by Australian academics at two universities in China over a three-week period. Students may choose to transfer to the Australian university to complete the final two years of the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree (2+2 program). The aim of this study is to determine what strategies…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Units of Study, College Faculty, Foreign Nationals
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God, Yu Tim; Zhang, Hongzhi – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
English is an important medium for global communication but its use in different communities is inevitably shaped by their local languages and cultures. International education research shows that differences in English language practices could introduce difficulties and stress into intercultural communication between international and host…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Troedson, David Andrew; Dashwood, Ann – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
Studies of student satisfaction in higher education settings highlight the contribution of teaching, learning and assessment, institutional status, and the personal factors of self-efficacy, preparedness, and sense of community. Transnational partnership research has identified that similar student satisfaction factors are experienced by mainland…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Sense of Community, Teaching Methods
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Yuan, Yifeng; Shen, Huizhong; Ewing, Robyn – TESL-EJ, 2017
For a long time, Australian English and culture have not been viewed in China as an equal to its American and British counterpart. This is reflected in teachers' choice of destination when it comes to English teaching and learning resources. This paper examines Chinese English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers' perceptions of the contents and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ai, Bin; Wang, Lifei – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to reflect on my experience of teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in an inland Chinese university when I returned from Australia: I re-entered the space of EFL teaching, and experimented with a new model of teaching. In my experiment, I applied the concepts of third space and hybrid identity as a theoretical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries
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Shahriar, Ambreen, Ed.; Syed, Ghazal Kazim, Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
The pursuit of higher education has become increasingly popular among students of many different backgrounds and cultures. As these students embark on higher learning, it is imperative for educators and universities to be culturally sensitive to their differing individualities. "Student Culture and Identity in Higher Education" is an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Identification (Psychology), Cultural Awareness
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Kong, Melinda L. F. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
With the globalization and internationalization of education, many teachers from Asian countries pursue their professional development in English-speaking settings. However, there seems to be scarce research on these teachers' expectations, lived experiences and identities in these contexts, and how their personal experiences influence their views…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Haugh, Michael – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
International students have continued to be the focus of simplistic stereotyping in media discourse where they are frequently identified as one of the forces behind declining academic standards in Australian universities. Their English language skills, in particular, have continued to be the focus of debate both in the mainstream media and in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Universities, Higher Education
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Ai, Bin – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2016
In this paper, I narrate highlights of my long process of learning and teaching English as a foreign language in mainland China and Australia, presenting a picture of the practices of learning and teaching English in mainland China from the bottom up. Over the past 50 years, English learners in mainland China, as Gao Yihong has written, have…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
Kommers, Piet, Ed.; Issa, Tomayess, Ed.; Issa, Theodora, Ed.; McKay, Elspeth, Ed.; Isias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
These proceedings contain the papers and posters of the International Conferences on Internet Technologies & Society (ITS 2016), Educational Technologies (ICEduTech 2016) and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE 2016), which have been organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society and…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Internet, Educational Technology
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Edwards, Viv – TESOL in Context, 2015
In this paper, a series of vignettes is used to explore important current challenges in TESOL. These vignettes are drawn from many different settings, including Bengali-, Pahari- and Chinese-speaking children in UK primary schools, speakers of Aboriginal English in Australia and Chinese teachers of English on courses in Higher Education. A number…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Yang, Ping – International Education Studies, 2015
This paper reflects on a team translation project on Aboriginal culture designed to enhance university students' intercultural communication competence and understanding through engaging in an interactive team translation project funded by the Australia-China Council. A selected group of Chinese speaking translation students participated in the…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Chinese, Translation, College Students
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Lamberton, Geoff; Ashton-Hay, Sally – Journal of Research in International Education, 2015
The diverse range of academic, social and cultural challenges experienced by Asian students when studying at Western universities is well documented. This research involved a pre-departure curriculum designed to ease the intercultural transition and adjustment for Chinese international students to a new learning environment in Australia. Moving…
Descriptors: International Trade, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Asians
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Pullman, Ashley – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Through ethnographic research, this paper explores narratives of failure constructed within a private Australian accounting college in China. The accounts provided by teachers and students are problematized in order to address how racialization is enacted through accounts of failure within the research site. Through an interpretive theoretical…
Descriptors: Race, International Education, Ethnography, Personal Narratives
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