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Asian ELL (English Language Learners) International Students’ Learning Adjustment

Wang, Siheng (2022) Asian ELL (English Language Learners) International Students’ Learning Adjustment. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Wang, Siheng
Abstract:

Studying outside one's home country can be exciting while posing many adjustment challenges simultaneously. Like me, a lot of Asian ELL (English language learners) international students are both thrilled and struggling. Linguistic and cultural barriers cause a lot of challenges and stress that significantly affect our overseas study experiences. Aiming to help instructors better support their Asian ELL international students in classrooms, I have conducted a focus group to collect empirical descriptions of some adjustment issues of studying abroad and I offer advice for teaching interventions. Six participants from three Asian countries have participated in four activities. Through each activity, participants were gradually stimulated to open their minds, share experiences and ideas, and make new suggestions. The findings showed that all the student participants were supportive of the various teaching interventions to support Asian ELL students, but their feelings about a few specific approaches varied. They also came up with many new teaching intervention proposals.

Date: 16 May 2022
Uncontrolled Keywords: adjustment challenges, Asian ELL international students, linguistic and cultural barriers, teaching interventions, pedagogy, student supports
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
Date Deposited: 16 May 2022 20:08
Last Modified: 25 May 2022 14:28
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3668

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