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Conference Paper: A New Generation: profiling Hong Kong tertiary English learners

TitleA New Generation: profiling Hong Kong tertiary English learners
Other TitlesA New Generation: profiling the English Learning experience of Hong Kong tertiary students
Authors
KeywordsEnglish learning experience
Profiling
Academic and social interaction
Hong Kong
Issue Date2015
PublisherChartered Institute of Linguists Hong Kong Society, Caritas Institute of Higher Education & the Department of English Language & Literature, Hong Kong Shue Yan University.
Citation
The 1st International Conference on Linguistics and Language Education (ICLLS 2015), Hong Kong, China, 9-10 April 2015. In Conference Proceedings, 2015, p. 89-101 How to Cite?
AbstractThe new tertiary curriculum in Hong Kong has resulted in the emergence of a new generation of learners who, compared with previous generations, enter university with one year less prior exposure to English. This paper reports a subset of questionnaire findings from a large-scale profiling study which has a particular focus on understanding these new learners’ English learning experiences. Questionnaire surveys were administered at the beginning and end of the students’ first semester in university. The first looked at their secondary school English learning experiences and the second at their English language experience within the university. Their language needs and exposure to English both in and out of class were investigated because besides academic interaction, university education should include opportunities for social networking. The results provide crucial information for pedagogical development of language support for these learners and a picture of their English language environment.
DescriptionReceived Best Presentation Award
Parallel Paper Session 5: Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and Language Pedagogy
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/210427

 

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dc.contributor.authorGardner, DP-
dc.contributor.authorLau, KK-
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-16T06:32:21Z-
dc.date.available2015-06-16T06:32:21Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationThe 1st International Conference on Linguistics and Language Education (ICLLS 2015), Hong Kong, China, 9-10 April 2015. In Conference Proceedings, 2015, p. 89-101-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/210427-
dc.descriptionReceived Best Presentation Award-
dc.descriptionParallel Paper Session 5: Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and Language Pedagogy-
dc.description.abstractThe new tertiary curriculum in Hong Kong has resulted in the emergence of a new generation of learners who, compared with previous generations, enter university with one year less prior exposure to English. This paper reports a subset of questionnaire findings from a large-scale profiling study which has a particular focus on understanding these new learners’ English learning experiences. Questionnaire surveys were administered at the beginning and end of the students’ first semester in university. The first looked at their secondary school English learning experiences and the second at their English language experience within the university. Their language needs and exposure to English both in and out of class were investigated because besides academic interaction, university education should include opportunities for social networking. The results provide crucial information for pedagogical development of language support for these learners and a picture of their English language environment.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherChartered Institute of Linguists Hong Kong Society, Caritas Institute of Higher Education & the Department of English Language & Literature, Hong Kong Shue Yan University.-
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the 1st International Conference on Linguistics and Language Studies, ICLLS 2015-
dc.rightsAuthor owns CopyRight-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectEnglish learning experience-
dc.subjectProfiling-
dc.subjectAcademic and social interaction-
dc.subjectHong Kong-
dc.titleA New Generation: profiling Hong Kong tertiary English learners-
dc.title.alternativeA New Generation: profiling the English Learning experience of Hong Kong tertiary students-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailGardner, DP: dgardner@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLau, KK: lauken@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLau, KK=rp01419-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.hkuros243841-
dc.identifier.hkuros243844-
dc.identifier.spage89-
dc.identifier.epage101-
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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