An Investigation of the Beliefs and Classroom Performances of the Overseas Students in Chinese Learning at DUT

Kunpeng ZHAO, Zejun MA

Abstract


This research intends to discover the beliefs of the overseas students in Chinese learning at DUT (Dalian University of Technology) and how their beliefs influence their classroom performances. Furthermore, it will figure out the relationship between the overseas Chinese learners’ beliefs and their corresponding classroom performances concerning Chinese learning. With reference to research method, qualitative and quantitative methods are used to collect data. Firstly, two kinds of questionnaire are designed to collect the data regarding overseas Chinese learners’ beliefs and their classroom performances. What is more, classroom observation is used to record the genuine classroom performances of the overseas students in Chinese classes to supplement data collected from questionnaires. And also, SPSS 17.0 is adopted to calculate the relationship between the learners’ beliefs and their classroom performances. Finally, this paper concludes that the overseas Chinese learners’ beliefs and their classroom performances have influences on their learning outcomes.


Keywords


Chinese learning; Learners’ beliefs; Classroom performances; Learning outcomes

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