A Case Study of International - Friendly Campus in an EFL Environment

Chia Pei Wu, Hsu Cheng

Abstract


Due to the trend of internationalization in higher education, every university in Taiwan eagerly implements their facilities and employee trainings. By studying the learning experiences between the international students and the domestic students for achieving the internationalization of the campus, the government legislates for attracting more international students. Moreover, the universities should take actions to guarantee international students’ adaptation of learning and living. Furthermore, both legislation and facilities can promote foreign students’ motivation to study in Taiwan. Many international students do not know Chinese well, so universities have to offer efficient learning resources to decrease the difficulty of studying in Taiwan. The research methods comprised quantitative and qualitative methods to collect and analyze the data. The researchers collected seventy questionnaires, interviewed four students, and observed the classes to investigate the internationalization of the campus. This study investigated how the international learners’ perceptions on Chinese learning, interaction with teachers and classmates, and English communication. The results revealed that the participants satisfied with Chinese learning, interaction with teachers and classmates, and English communication. However, the participants suggested that the administrative section of the campus lacks English proficiency. According to the interview, this study offered some suggestions for internationalization of the campus.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijele.v3i1.7120

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