Chinese Learners’ Communication Strategies Research: a Case Study at Shandong Jiaotong University

Dong YANG, Fang-peng GAI

Abstract


To some extent, what Chinese learners need is communication strategies, which can help them solve problems they may encounter in actual communication. The paper sets out to investigate 89 Chinese learners’ communication strategies at Shandong Jiaotong University and the roles it plays in second language acquisition.
After a review of current literature on communication strategies, the author conducts investigation on communication strategies of Chinese learners of English, analyzes the results of the investigation and summarizes major points of communication strategies and proposes suggestions for language learning and teaching.
Key words: Chinese Learners; Communication Strategies

Résumé: Dans une certaine mesure, ce dont les étudiants chinois ont besoin sont des stratégies de communication, qui peuvent les aider à résoudre des problèmes qu'ils rencontreraient dans une communication réelle. L'article vise à étudier les stratégies de communication de 89 étudiants chinois à l'Université Jiaotong de Shandong et le rôle qu'elles jouent dans l'acquisition d'une deuxième langue.
Après une revue des documents actuels sur les stratégies de communication, l'auteur mène une enquête sur les stratégies de communication des étudiants chinois de l'anglais, analyse les résultats de l'enquête, résume les points principaux des stratégies de communication et propose des suggestions pour l'apprentissage et l'enseignement des langues.
Mots-Clés: étudiants chinois; stratégies de communication

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.ccc.1923670020100601.009

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