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The challenges Chinese students face in Australia


Lu, J and Le, T and Fan, W, The challenges Chinese students face in Australia, International Journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research, (3) pp. 1-9. ISSN 1839-9053 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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With an increasing number of Chinese students in Australia, they will face a lot of challenges in social life and academic study in this country. This article explores the stressors that Chinese students face while studying in Australia. It first introduces the English teaching within the Chinese context, and secondly it moves to provide a framework of previous studies. Thirdly, three factors have been generated based on the participantsí feedbacks, who believe those are the main factors that hinder their study effectively in Australia. Lacking sufficient language skills result in difficulties in the interaction between students and teachers, peer-cooperation, and a sense of social isolation. Based on the findings, suggestions are provided on English Language training with effective teaching methods used when they come to Australia.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:stressor, faculty-student interaction, Chinese international student, language insufficiency
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Lu, J (Ms Jinjin Lu)
UTAS Author:Le, T (Dr Thao Le)
UTAS Author:Fan, W (Miss Fan)
ID Code:83504
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-03-15
Last Modified:2014-11-25
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