A journey of intercultural and learning adaptation: International students' learning experiences at one Australian university

Wang, J 2012, 'A journey of intercultural and learning adaptation: International students' learning experiences at one Australian university', International Journal of Asian Social Science, vol. 2, no. 7, pp. 1140-1150.


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Title A journey of intercultural and learning adaptation: International students' learning experiences at one Australian university
Author(s) Wang, J
Year 2012
Journal name International Journal of Asian Social Science
Volume number 2
Issue number 7
Start page 1140
End page 1150
Total pages 11
Publisher Asian Economic and Social Society
Abstract This article focuses on the pervasive impact of culture on language and learning with the acknowledgment of individual differences. It explores international students' complex cultural and learning adaptation processes with a case-study approach consisting of participant observation, a questionnaire and indepth interviewing. My findings suggest that international students, especially those whose native languages are not English do face a broad range of difficulties with their learning, which implies a continuous demand of appropriate assistance from their host countries for their learning adaptations.
Subject Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Keyword(s) Intercultural adaptation
culture shock
learning shock
learning adaptation
expectation mismatch
inclusion
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