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Going global: The Study Abroad Experiences of Chinese and Korean Students

세계화:중국학생과 한국학생들의 해외 유학 경험

  • 엘라 키드 (우송대학교 솔브리지 국제경영학부) ;
  • 김혜균 (우송대학교 뷰티디자인경영학과)
  • Received : 2018.06.11
  • Accepted : 2018.06.26
  • Published : 2018.07.28

Abstract

This study includes three students' whose country origin is of a political and economic success, therefore the pursuit to learn English is important. The participants evaluated in this study are two students of Korean descent and one Chinese student. The purpose was to evaluate their overall language learning experiences outside of their home country. While the participants in this study share similar cultures and learning styles their process towards second language readiness is different. The internal factors (readiness) that motivated them to study abroad were synonymous. However, the classroom situations (assessment), social settings (environment), and strategies used were disparate. The methodology of this paper used a holistic approach with a snowball sampling technique. The responses were collected by a prepared questionnaire and unstructured interviews, then later analyzed by the inductive reasoning process. The 3 specific categories identified were despondency, culture and communication conflict. The present study revealed that the participants' earlier preparation from their home country plays a significant contribution to their success abroad.

Keywords

Study Abroad;English Practitioners;International;International Students;Second Language

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 우송대학교

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