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Eisenchlas, Susana; Trevaskes, Susan – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2003
Reports on a structured exchange program between Chinese and Australian students that focuses on discussion and reflections on everyday cultural practices and behaviors, the most relevant but least accessible aspect of culture for international students. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Chinese, College Students, Cultural Awareness, Exchange Programs
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Charters, A. Helen – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1997
Examines why learners of Mandarin use overt nouns and pronouns to a greater extent than native speakers. Findings indicate that no single syntactic structure is a significant contributor to the different rates of optional ellipsis but that some learners use ellipsis only in syntactic contexts permissible in English and most use it in a narrower…
Descriptors: Adults, College Students, Context Effect, Discourse Analysis
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Yunxia, Zhu – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1997
Examines the different attitudes of native speakers in understanding a written genre of Modern Standard Chinese--sales letters. The study focuses on the use of formulaic components appearing in real Chinese sales letters and compares these components with the advice given in textbooks. Findings reveal a gap between business teaching and business…
Descriptors: Business Education, Chinese, College Students, Foreign Countries