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Students' voices: what factors influence their English learning and test performance?

Students' voices: what factors influence their English learning and test performance?
Students' voices: what factors influence their English learning and test performance?
This chapter reports Chinese university students’ perceptions of the factors that influence their English learning and test performance in CET-4. The results showed that the interviewees had a variety of motivations for learning English, from broad reasons such as contributing to China’s globalization to specific personal reasons. Interviewees recognized the importance of English in their current study, further study, and future career. They were conscious of the balance between developing English language competence and maintaining Chinese culture. CET-4 was considered mainly as a positive influence as it provides them with a direction and a focus in learning English. Understanding students’ perspectives of the factors influencing their English learning and test performance is useful in shaping future English learning, teaching and assessment practices in China.
9781137449771
219-244
Palgrave Macmillan
Zheng, Ying
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Yu, Guoxing
Jin, Yan
Zheng, Ying
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Yu, Guoxing
Jin, Yan

Zheng, Ying (2015) Students' voices: what factors influence their English learning and test performance? In, Yu, Guoxing and Jin, Yan (eds.) Assessing Chinese Learners of English Language Constructs, Consequences and Conundrums. London, GB. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 219-244.

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This chapter reports Chinese university students’ perceptions of the factors that influence their English learning and test performance in CET-4. The results showed that the interviewees had a variety of motivations for learning English, from broad reasons such as contributing to China’s globalization to specific personal reasons. Interviewees recognized the importance of English in their current study, further study, and future career. They were conscious of the balance between developing English language competence and maintaining Chinese culture. CET-4 was considered mainly as a positive influence as it provides them with a direction and a focus in learning English. Understanding students’ perspectives of the factors influencing their English learning and test performance is useful in shaping future English learning, teaching and assessment practices in China.

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Published date: October 2015
Organisations: Modern Languages and Linguistics

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Local EPrints ID: 383214
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/383214
ISBN: 9781137449771
PURE UUID: 0386cddf-2e61-41c5-81c4-7d381e276e67
ORCID for Ying Zheng: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2574-0358

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Date deposited: 27 Oct 2015 17:05
Last modified: 20 Nov 2019 01:32

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Author: Ying Zheng ORCID iD
Editor: Guoxing Yu
Editor: Yan Jin

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