File Download
  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

postgraduate thesis: Factors affecting the learning of a second language: a study on the English learning of non Chinese speakingstudents in Hong Kong

TitleFactors affecting the learning of a second language: a study on the English learning of non Chinese speakingstudents in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Chan, H. H. [陳凱欣]. (2011). Factors affecting the learning of a second language : a study on the English learning of non Chinese speaking students in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4836514
AbstractInfluenced by Robert Gardner’s socio-educational model, this research is focused on investigating the factors affecting the non Chinese speaking (NCS) students in learning English as a second language in a sociolinguistic perspective. This study aims to find out (1) the learning difficulties that non Chinese speaking students come across in English; (2) the sociolinguistic factors affecting the Hong Kong born NCS students in English learning in a multi-cultural primary school; (3) the sociolinguistic factors affecting the newly immigrated NCS students in English learning in a multi-cultural primary school and (4) to compare the similarities and differences of (2) and (3). Semi-structured interviews were the instruments used for data collection. Findings of the study showed that (1) the non Chinese speaking students are facing difficulties in their English learning; (2) the sociolinguistic factors affecting both the Hong Kong born and newly immigrated non Chinese speaking students are similar. Discussion on external influences and individual differences was made and practical implications for teaching and implementation of languages policies were suggested.
DegreeMaster of Education
SubjectEnglish language - Study and teaching (Primary) - China - Hong Kong.
Second language acquisition - China - Hong Kong.
Dept/ProgramEducation

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorChan, Hoi-yan, Holly.-
dc.contributor.author陳凱欣.-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationChan, H. H. [陳凱欣]. (2011). Factors affecting the learning of a second language : a study on the English learning of non Chinese speaking students in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4836514-
dc.description.abstractInfluenced by Robert Gardner’s socio-educational model, this research is focused on investigating the factors affecting the non Chinese speaking (NCS) students in learning English as a second language in a sociolinguistic perspective. This study aims to find out (1) the learning difficulties that non Chinese speaking students come across in English; (2) the sociolinguistic factors affecting the Hong Kong born NCS students in English learning in a multi-cultural primary school; (3) the sociolinguistic factors affecting the newly immigrated NCS students in English learning in a multi-cultural primary school and (4) to compare the similarities and differences of (2) and (3). Semi-structured interviews were the instruments used for data collection. Findings of the study showed that (1) the non Chinese speaking students are facing difficulties in their English learning; (2) the sociolinguistic factors affecting both the Hong Kong born and newly immigrated non Chinese speaking students are similar. Discussion on external influences and individual differences was made and practical implications for teaching and implementation of languages policies were suggested.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B48365142-
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language - Study and teaching (Primary) - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.subject.lcshSecond language acquisition - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.titleFactors affecting the learning of a second language: a study on the English learning of non Chinese speakingstudents in Hong Kong-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb4836514-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Education-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineEducation-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b4836514-
dc.date.hkucongregation2011-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats