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Perceptions of Kanji Learning Strategies: Do They Differ Among Chinese Character and Alphabetic Background Learners?
Gamage, Gayathri Hathhotuwa – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2003
Investigates three important issues in kanji learning strategies; namely, strategy use, effectiveness of strategy and orthographic background. A questionnaire on kanji learning strategy use and perceived effectiveness was administered to beginner level, undergraduate students of Japanese from alphabetic and character backgrounds in Australia.…
Descriptors: Chinese, College Students, Higher Education, Japanese
Creating Cultural Spaces in the Australian University Setting: A Pilot Study of Structured Cultural Exchanges.
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
Examining the Native Speakers' Understanding of Communicative Purposes of a Written Genre in Modern Standard Chinese.
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