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Han, Yawen; Gao, Xuesong; Xia, Jinyuan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
In light of China's 'Belt and Road' initiative, many mainland Chinese universities have been promoting non-English foreign language degree programs at the undergraduate level. This study examines the growth of these non-English foreign language programs by collecting and analysing a variety of data on curriculum design, teachers and learners…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Gao, Xuesong; Zheng, Yongyan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
There have been widespread concerns over the decline of modern languages and waning interest in learning languages other than English (LOTEs) around the world, thought to be partly due to recent political events including Brexit and Trump's aggressive isolationism in the United States. By contrast, governments in Greater China have energetically…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Modern Languages
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Ma, Xiuli; Gong, Yang; Gao, Xuesong; Xiang, Yiqing – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This paper reports the results of a review of research articles on the teaching of Chinese as a second or foreign language published in four leading mainland Chinese journals during the years 2005-2015. The review found that Chinese language researchers are exploring a wide array of issues including language policy and planning, language learning…
Descriptors: Chinese, Second Language Instruction, Literature Reviews, Journal Articles
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Gao, Xuesong – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015
This paper reports on a study that analysed the ideological framing of "Chinese dialects" or "regional Chinese varieties" in the mainland China's state print media reports of "dialect crisis" and the associated efforts to sustain the use of these "dialects" from 2002 to 2012. The analysis revealed that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dialects, Chinese, Language Usage
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Gao, Xuesong – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2012
This article reports on an inquiry into Chinese netizens' online discussions related to the "Protecting Cantonese Movement" in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, on the Chinese mainland. It interprets the ideological discourses used by Chinese netizens in online discussions to protect the status of Cantonese, a regional variety of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Mandarin Chinese, Language Attitudes
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Wenfeng, Wang; Gao, Xuesong – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2008
This paper reviews the research output on English language education in China published in 24 international journals from 2001 to 2006 and delineates the nature of this corpus of research. The review covers research in the following areas: the linguistic situations and culture of learning in China in relation to English language education,…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Language Planning, Asian Culture, Multilingualism