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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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Tao, Jian; Zhao, Ke; Chen, Xiuwen – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Language teachers' motivation and self is essential to their long-term commitment and professional development. Drawing on Language Teacher Self theory, the study reports on the professional experiences of seven teachers teaching languages other than English (LOTEs) in a Chinese university with shifting teacher appraisal policy. The findings…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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