Exploring English oral communication strategies used by Vietnamese students in transnational education advanced programs in Vietnam

Bui, M 2016, Exploring English oral communication strategies used by Vietnamese students in transnational education advanced programs in Vietnam, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Education, RMIT University.


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Title Exploring English oral communication strategies used by Vietnamese students in transnational education advanced programs in Vietnam
Author(s) Bui, M
Year 2016
Abstract This study aims to address a gap in the research literature by exploring the English oral communication strategies (EOCS) used by Vietnamese students undertaking four Western-originated Transnational Education Advanced Programs (TNE APs) at three universities in Vietnam. It also examines the extent to which learner factors (e.g., gender, motivational orientation, English language proficiency, culture, educational approaches, academic major, educational setting) impact the students’ choice and use of these EOCS. A mixed methods design was used in this study. The quantitative phase involved the administration of a questionnaire to 333 participants and the qualitative phase involved 20 students who completed the questionnaire but volunteered to participate in the follow-up interviews. The findings of this study are significant for all stakeholders but particularly for those involved in the design and delivery of TNE APs in Vietnam. New knowledge as to the nature and extent of the oral communication strategies used by these Vietnamese students can be used to inform the design and implementation of TNE programs and to better support Vietnamese students undertaking such programs. This study contributes to the research on EOCS used by learners of TNE programs in EFL social and educational contexts in less studied countries such as Vietnam. The results of this study when combined with those of other studies in different educational and social contexts will lead to a better understanding of EOCS of language learners worldwide.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Education
Subjects LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)
Higher Education
Keyword(s) Transnational education
English oral communication strategies
Advanced programs
Communication competence
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