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Jin, Tinghe – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
This paper reports on a study of the identity perceptions of undergraduate and postgraduate students of Mandarin at UK universities. Interviews with 26 students were conducted over a three-year period, most of whom were multilingual. Approximately half spoke English as an additional language. The remainder were native speakers of English. The…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Self Concept
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McKinley, Jim; Dunworth, Katie; Grimshaw, Trevor; Iwaniec, Janina – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2019
With the number of international postgraduate students in UK universities steadily increasing, there is great interest in understanding how institutions can more effectively meet these students' expectations and needs through programme-supported development of intercultural competence. This paper reports on a project that explored experiences and…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Graduate Students, Student Needs
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Gu, Qing – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
This article discusses the nature of Chinese students' transnational experiences and its impact on their identities within and beyond national and cultural boundaries. The discussion is located in the theoretical framework of transnationalism and explores in detail the ways in which students adapt, change and develop, both in the host country of…
Descriptors: Asians, Emotional Experience, Study Abroad, Transformative Learning
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Savvides, Nicola; Al-Youssef, Joanna; Colin, Mindy; Garrido, Cecilia – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2014
This article highlights key theoretical and methodological issues and implications of being an insider/outsider when undertaking qualitative research in international educational settings. It first addresses discourses of "self" and "other," noting that identity and belonging emerge from fluid engagement between researchers and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, International Education, Self Concept, Researchers
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Gu, Qing; Schweisfurth, Michele; Day, Christopher – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
This paper discusses the background and key findings of a two-year Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded mixed-method research project (2006-2008) which was designed, within the context of university internationalisation, to provide an investigation of the experiences of first-year international students during their undergraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Undergraduate Study, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Chan, Letty – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Since the inception of the L2 motivational self system (Dörnyei, 2005), which operationalises motivation as a function of learners' future identities, the field of L2 motivation has seen a growing interest in mental imagery. Numerous studies have examined the role of a future self-guide, that is, the ideal L2 self, and have confirmed it to be…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Second Language Learning