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Gao, Xuesong; Lv, Leining – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
This article reports on the motivations of Chinese learners to learn Japanese in light of increasing diplomatic tensions between China and Japan over the last three decades. In the study, 35 Chinese learners of Japanese were selected, according to the time they began learning, to examine their motivations to learn Japanese as mediated by shifting…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Chinese, Japanese, Second Language Learning
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Gao, Xuesong – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2008
This article reports on an interpretative inquiry into 14 tertiary vocational students' educational experiences on the Chinese mainland with a focus on their strategy use in learning English. Using sociocultural theory, the inquiry reveals the profound impact that the learning context had on the research participants' strategy use. The data reveal…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Social Mobility, Educational Environment, Educational Experience