Intercultural transitions and second language identities: Chinese exchange students in an English-speaking country
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AbstractThis paper reports on the development and analysis of hypermedia case studies of Chinese university students who took part in an international exchange program in Australasia. In-depth interviews, photo elicitation, responses to email prompts, and survey questionnaires were employed to gain insight into their evolving second language identities and intercultural learning. Data collection began in April 2016 and concluded in May 2017, six months after the sojourn. A systematic analysis of the triangulated data revealed interesting differences in their developmental trajectories, and raised awareness of the internal and external factors that can lead to differing paths and outcomes. The findings point to the benefits of using case-based inquiry to delve into the learning of student sojourners and provide direction for language and intercultural interventions in study abroad programming.
All Author(s) ListJane Jackson, Tongle Sun
Name of ConferenceThe 6th International Conference on English, Discourse & Intercultural Communication & 23rd Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS)
Start Date of Conference06/06/2017
End Date of Conference08/06/2017
Place of ConferenceMacau
Country/Region of ConferenceMacau
Year2017
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsstudy abroad, intercultural learning, identity, language learning

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