Yang Junhong
Shanghai University of Political Science and law
Chinese language anxiety in classroom learning for international students in China: teachers factor
Yang Junhong. Search for the factors which have major influences on international students' Chinese learning anxiety. Vestnik of Kostroma State University. Series: Pedagogy. Psychology. Sociokinetics, 2022, vol. 28, № 2, pp. 174-179. https://doi.org/10.34216/2073-1426-2022-28-2-174-179
DOI: https://doi.org/10.34216/2073-1426-2022-28-2-174-179
УДК: 378:811.58
Publish date: 2022-06-20
Annotation: This paper discusses the influence of teachers' teaching ideas and classroom activities design on international students' Chinese learning anxiety. The study found that Chinese teachers classroom management and communication style are the main factors causing anxiety of international students in classroom learning. Chinese teachers' improper error correction methods, ignorance of cultural and cognitive style differences in learning activities have also made international students feel so stressed in classroom learning that they were reluctant to participate in classroom activities. The author suggests that Chinese teachers should enhance their sensitivity to cross-cultural communication by way of facing up to international students' language learning anxiety and taking cultural and cognitive style differences into fully consideration in their language teaching planning. The author also suggests adopting teaching strategies such as group activities and delaying error correction to provide appropriate academic support to reduce international students' anxiety, stress and frustration in Chinese language learning.
Keywords: Chinese, foreign students, anxiety, foreign language, cultural differences.
Funding and acknowledgments: The paper is part of research project funded by International Students Office, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law: ‟Research on the ways to improve the academic Chinese ability of international students under the integration management mode” in 2021-2022 and part of research project funded by CNISCO (China National Institute for SCO International Exchange judicial Cooperation): Social cultural Adaptation of International Students in Shanghai Cooperation Organization Member States and the Construction of Social Support Networks.
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Author's info: Yang Junhong, Doctor of Education, Shanghai University of Political Science and law, Shanghai, China, youngjunhong@126.com, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5566-7115