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English learning in Chinese minority areas: the challenges and new directions


Lu, J, English learning in Chinese minority areas: the challenges and new directions, Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 3, (4) pp. 556-563. ISSN 1799-2591 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.4304/tpls.3.4.556-563


This paper examines the English teaching, the use of English, and the attitudes towards English learning amongst university students coming from Chinese minority areas. Starting with the introduction of China’s ethnic minority education, this paper explores the situation of current English education in minority areas in China. After the brief introduction, the paper describes the current English curriculum requirements in universities and schools based on the Chinese Educational System, including both major parts and ethnic minority areas. This is followed by a discussion of the research design to investigate the differences in students’ attitudes on English extracurricular between minority students and students coming from urban areas. Afterwards, research findings are provided. In conclusion, it provides suggestions and discussions of the challenges and new directions for minority English education.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Chinese minority area, English learning and teaching, Chinese Educational System, English extracurricular, English curriculum
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Language studies
Research Field:English as a second language
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)
ID Code:86540
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-09-23
Last Modified:2014-04-30

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