Researching Chinese learners: skills, perceptions, intercultural adaptations.
China has the largest education system and the largest number of learners of English. Chinese students form the largest single group of international learners in many countries. However, there are few international studies of how Chinese students learn and adapt to other learning cultures. This book focuses on three themes related to Chinese learners the teaching and learning of English in Chinese classrooms intercultural adaptation of Chinese learners in international educational contexts the application of a range of research approaches and innovative methodologies The authors, from Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the UK, present original research with Chinese learners in higher education which provides a rich and wide international context for understanding social, cultural and academic issues related to Chinese students. The book should be of interest to researchers, teachers and postgraduate students in applied linguistics and English teaching, intercultural adaptation and international education. Book Description Original studies on Chinese learners in China and in the West using a large variety of research methods About the Author LIXIAN JIN is Reader in Linguistics & Health Communication and the Director for the Centre of Intercultural Research in Communication and Learning (CIRCL) at De Montfort University, UK. MARTIN CORTAZZI is a Visiting Professor in the Centre of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick, UK. DR JIN and PROFESSOR CORTAZZI are visiting professors at several key universities in China and have been conducting joint research into Chinese and other learners of English for over twenty years by using a variety of research methods including surveys, ethnography, narrative and metaphor analysis. Their research, with over 100 publications, has been widely recognized by researchers and university teachers from the West and in East Asia. They are the series editor and cultural editor for College English textbooks: Creative Reading and Creative Communication, jointly published by Macmillan publishers and Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press. They have also published a series of teachers' books for New Standard College English textbooks by Macmillan publishers and Beijing Foreign Language Teaching & Research Press.
Citation : Jin, L. and Cortazzi, M. (Eds.) (2011) Researching Chinese Learners: skills, perceptions, intercultural adaptations, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN : 9780230243880
Research Group : Human Communication Studies