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Chun Zhang

Why do I study Chinese at university? A case study of Chinese-major students at Danish university

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The purpose of this case study is to describe the motivational orientations to learn Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) in the context of Danish university. The basis of the study is the survey data collected from 64 university students majoring in Chinese at Aarhus University in the year 2011. Based on the students' responses, answers to why students' choice of CFL are generalized by the following aspects; i.e. instrumentality, integration, individual development, and social-cultural interest. Findings of the study provide sources to reflection on its relationship with foreign language learning and its pedagogical consideration in CFL.

Key words:
Motivation, Chinese learning, case study, Danish university students
StatusUdgivet - 2012
BegivenhedInternational conference on Chinese language pedagogy - Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Kina
Varighed: 27 jun. 201229 jun. 2012
Konferencens nummer: 10th


KonferenceInternational conference on Chinese language pedagogy
LokationZhejiang University

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