A Study on Chinese Learning Strategies of International School Students in China
Science Journal of Education
Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2018, Pages: 123-128
Received: Oct. 2, 2018; Accepted: Oct. 17, 2018; Published: Jan. 23, 2019
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Yuan Yuan, School of Foreign Languages, Yunnan Normal University, Kunming, China
Ruonan Liu, International Education College, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
Yichuan Yuan, School of Foreign Languages, Yunnan Normal University, Kunming, China
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Abstract
In this study, the empirical quantitative questionnaire method was adopted to study the use of Chinese learning strategies of 76 students from Kunming International School, Yunnan, China. This survey adopts the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) designed by Oxford (1990), which is a 5-point Likert Scale from "1 totally disagree" to " 5 totally agree", and the frequency of use of learning strategies was determined based on the 7 factors’ scores. SPSS descriptive analysis shows that the use frequency of overall strategies is ranked from high to low: compensation strategies, social strategies, metacognitive strategies, cognitive strategies, memory strategies and emotion sense of strategies. Correlation analysis suggests that there is a significant and positive correlation between age and Chinese learning strategies. Suggestions are offered for teachers to cultivate and form students’ learning strategies, i.e., adjusting and controlling of the learning process, giving full play to students’ cognitive ability, imparting effective methods of memory, regulating learning emotions, attaching importance to the stage of learning and development, and paying attention to the impact of individual differences. To sum up, teachers should emphasize the development stage of Chinese learning and the full play of the students’ cognitive ability. On this basis, students can be helped to cultivate and improve their ability to use Chinese learning strategies.
Keywords
Chinese International Education, Learning Strategies, International School
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Yuan Yuan, Ruonan Liu, Yichuan Yuan, A Study on Chinese Learning Strategies of International School Students in China, Science Journal of Education. Vol. 6, No. 6, 2018, pp. 123-128. doi: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20180606.11
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