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Another Look at the Language Difficulties of International Students

Zhang, Yanyin; Mi, Yinan


International students encounter language-related problems in their academic studies. Specific problem areas have been identified and possible underlying causes have been explored. The present study investigates the impact of two variables�length of study and academic disciplines�in relation to the problems. The findings from a survey and interview of 40 Chinese students at 8 Australian universities reveal that though listening and speaking pose a lot of difficulties for the majority of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Studies in International Education
DOI: 10.1177/1028315309336031


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