Research on the Influence of Affective Factors to Ethnic Chinese Student’s Chinese Acquisition: Take the Ethnic Chinese Students in Fiji as an Example

Wenjuan WANG

Abstract


Krashen’s affective filter hypothesis plays an important guiding role in the second language teaching and acquisition. Based on the data got from the survey of ethnic Chinese secondary school students in Fiji, this paper selects affective factors such as attitude, motivation and Chinese cultural identity and analyzes the influence of those affective factors to Chinese acquisition. Some teaching strategies are also proposed in order to provide inspiration for Chinese teaching overseas.

Keywords


Affective filter hypothesis; Ethnic chinese students; Chinese acquisition; Chinese teaching overseas

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.css.1923669720130903.5746

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