A Case Study of a Chinese Postgraduate Student's Perceptions of Studying in a New Zealand University
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- Chinese ESL learners, academic study, perceptions
This article reports on a case study which investigated a teacher student’s perceptions of his international experience in the academic study at a New Zealand university. The study formulated two research questions and conducted an in-depth interview with this ESL learner. The learner’s journal to reflect his expectations and experiences was also provided and used to further analyse and consolidate the data gained from the interview. This article carried out a qualitative analysis of the data in order to answer two research questions. The learner’s articulations revealed that his expectations and experiences interrelated in complex, sometimes unexpected, ways. The results of the study bring important implications for Chinese ESL students to adapt to their life in the Western university as soon as possible. It also leads to the idea that some smoother communications among peers and/or between the learner and the academic advisor are needed to ensure students’ academic success.
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TY - CONF AU - Sijia Xue AU - Dave Yan PY - 2015/12 DA - 2015/12 TI - A Case Study of a Chinese Postgraduate Student's Perceptions of Studying in a New Zealand University BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education PB - Atlantis Press SP - 39 EP - 43 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsshe-15.2015.10 DO - 10.2991/icsshe-15.2015.10 ID - Xue2015/12 ER -