A study of adult learners' attitudes towards native and non-native Chinese speaking teachers according to their learning levels in a Chinese language academy in Bangkok Thailand

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dc.contributor.author Xiong, Shuo
dc.contributor.author Suwattana Eamoraphan
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-02T06:27:29Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-02T06:27:29Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.description.abstract This study focused on adult learners’ attitudes towards native and non-native Chinese speaking teachers at a Chinese language academy in Bangkok, Thailand. One hundred and twenty-four adult learners from three different learning levels of this Chinese language academy participated in this study in August 2018. The study used a questionnaire to investigate adult learners’ attitudes towards native and non-native Chinese speaking teachers from three aspects: motivation, communication, teaching and learning. This study had two objectives. The first objective was to determine the level of attitudes of adult learners towards native and non-native Chinese speaking teachers in a Chinese language academy in Bangkok, Thailand. The second objective was to find out whether there was a significant difference between the attitudes of adult learners towards native and non-native Chinese speaking teachers according to their learning levels in a Chinese language academy in Bangkok, Thailand. The quantitative data acquired from the study showed that the adult learners from this Chinese language academy in Bangkok, Thailand, had no preference for either native Chinese-speaking teacher or non-native Chinese-speaking teacher, no matter if they were from beginning level, intermediate level or advanced level. An one-way ANOVA showed that attitudes of adult learners from different learning levels towards native and non-native Chinese speaking teachers were not significantly different. The study concluded with recommendations for adult Chinese language learners, native and non-native teachers and future researchers. en_US
dc.format.extent 17 pages en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.identifier.citation Scholar: Human Sciences 12, 1 (January-June 2020), 232-248 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/23798
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Assumption University Press en_US
dc.rights This work is protected by copyright. Reproduction or distribution of the work in any format is prohibited without written permission of the copyright owner. en_US
dc.rights.holder Assumption University en_US
dc.subject Attitude en_US
dc.subject Native Chinese speaking teachers en_US
dc.subject Non-Native Chinese speaking teachers en_US
dc.subject Adult learners en_US
dc.subject.other Scholar: -- Human Sciences en_US
dc.subject.other Scholar: -- Human Sciences -- 2020 en_US
dc.title A study of adult learners' attitudes towards native and non-native Chinese speaking teachers according to their learning levels in a Chinese language academy in Bangkok Thailand en_US
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