publication . Thesis . 2017

Past Expectations, Current Experiences, and Imagined Futures: Narrative Accounts of Chinese International Students in Canada

Zhang, Zhihua;
Open Access
  • Published: 06 Jul 2017
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
The internationalization of higher education has led to the influx of Chinese international students in Canada. The literature on these students usually addresses the factors that drive them to Canada, their learning experiences, and the impact of the stereotypical constructions of “Chinese learners” on their language learning. But the literature does not connect the current learning experiences of these students to their past back in China and the futures in their imagination. This narrative study investigates the English learning and IELTS test-taking experiences of ten Chinese international students before and after they came to Canada to find out how their p...
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