A Case Study of Foreign Students Participating in Chinese Language Competitions
Commonality Analysis Based on Nvivo
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- Chinese language competition; cross-cultural adaptation; NVivo; qualitative research
With an increasing use of Chinese language worldwide, more international students are learning Chinese language and participating in Chinese language competitions. This case study research investigates the experience of two international students who participated in a Chinese language competition. It employs NVivo qualitative analysis tool to summarizes the common characteristics of the two international students during their competition experience. The study pays particular attention to the implications for international students’ learning experience in China. Chinese language competition plays a significant role in cross-cultural adaptation of foreign students and its advantageous functions are primarily demonstrated in the following three aspects. Firstly, the Chinese contest enables international students to build self-confidence and intercultural communicative competence as the starting point for nurturing cultural adaptation. Secondly, it aids international students in forming their identity and developing physical and emotional well-being within the host country. The competition also enables them to gain a penetrating and refreshing insight into Chinese culture. The article concludes with feasible recommendations proposed based on the common characteristics, providing a reference value for guiding international students to participate in Chinese language competitions.
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TY - CONF AU - Liuyi Li PY - 2023 DA - 2023/07/11 TI - A Case Study of Foreign Students Participating in Chinese Language Competitions BT - Proceedings of the 2023 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities and Arts (SSHA 2023) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 746 EP - 753 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-38476-062-6_96 DO - 10.2991/978-2-38476-062-6_96 ID - Li2023 ER -