Available as an E-Inspection Copy! Go here to order 'This is a really useful and comprehensive guide for Chinese students about the essential academic skills needed for successful study in higher education in the UK. It covers all skill areas as well as general information for Chinese students new to the UK academic environment.' - Julie Watson, Principal Teaching Fellow in e-Learning and Head of eLanguages, University of Southampton Leaving China to study in the UK for the first time can be a daunting experience. You will be entering a new country and education system with its own culture, customs and values, some of which will be totally different from those back home. You will need to acquaint yourself with these differences to achieve your goals while studying in the UK and make the most of your stay. You may be finding it difficult to find this information, you may even be feeling anxious about the move or struggling to fit into your new environment. Help is at hand! This easy-to-read book is designed to be your companion throughout your university studies in the UK, providing practical information and skills and strategies for success. This guide: Introduces you to many life skills needed to support your studies in the UK, such as food, socialising and local amenities Contains information regarding UK assessment, lectures, seminars, campus life and support available from faculty Covers language and comprehension skills to help you communicate in your work and in the classroom with peers Explains the main differences between Eastern and Western thinking and culture Includes research skills and strategies for dissertations, essays and exams. Other useful features: Xiangping has included study tips in Chinese to help you fully understand each chapter Key words in each chapter are also provided in Chinese, alongside a test on the topic Hear from other Chinese students about their own experiences studying in the UK. This essential guide will help you to flourish in your UK studies and enjoy yourself along the way! SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!
This SEDA Special is about the experience of Chinese students studying higher education courses both in the UK and on collaborative programmes with British universities in China. It is an edited collection of contributions from practitioners in China and the UK, which draws on current research in the area as well as the results of a two-year project involving colleagues and students in China and in the UK. This project was set up to explore how to help Chinese students cope with and excel at their studies, either at British universities or on collaborative programmes, and how best to prepare them for this experience before and just after arrival in the UK. [p.5].
This book focuses on the phenomenon of Chinese postgraduate students studying abroad and depicts their learning trajectory as they adjust to a new culture of teaching and learning in a new environment. It uses an example from a British university to draw together intercultural learning theories to explore the impact that studying abroad has.
Written by experienced teachers and thoroughly trialled with non-native students of Chinese, this much-needed text helps students to write coherently, clearly and appropriately in a variety of contexts.
Welcome to "Encounters", a groundbreaking Chinese language programme that features a dramatic series filmed entirely in China. The programme's highly communicative approach immerses learners in the Chinese language and culture through video episodes that directly correspond to units in the textbook. By combining a compelling story line with a wealth of educational materials, "Encounters" weaves a tapestry of Chinese language and culture rich in teaching and learning opportunities. "Encounters" follows a carefully structured and cumulative approach. Students progress from listening and speaking to the more difficult skills of reading and writing Chinese characters, building grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation skills along the way. "The Encounters" programme includes: Two Full-colour Student Books for introductory Chinese study; Annotated Instructor's Editions with answer keys and suggested class activities; Two Character Writing Workbooks linked directly to the Student Book; Ten hours of video materials, comprising dramatic episodes, cultural segments, and animations, all integrated with the Student Books; A total of 200 minutes of audio material, linked to the Student Books, for listening and speaking practice; and, a website providing a year's free access to all audiovisual material of the programme upon adoption.
Essential Academic Skills provides a comprehensive guide to the academic skills required for successful completion of a university degree. Using a step-by-step approach it introduces students to core skills such as reading, writing, group work and exams. Activities throughout the chaptersenhance each step of the learning process.
The main focus of this book is the undertaking of R & D in China by foreign organisations. It begins by outlining the general environment of R & D in China, such as governmental policies, Chinese domestic science and technology systems and contemporary developments of intellectual property protection. The book investigates the pattern of foreign investment in R & D, as well as the motivations and challenges for undertaking R & D in China. Furthermore, the detailed practical implications for companies intending to set up R & D in China are discussed.
This book investigates inherent, structural differences in the Chinese and English writing systems which predispose learners from childhood to develop specific literacy-learning strategies, which can impair later efforts at learning foreign language literacy if the foreign language script varies significantly from the native language script. It compares educational practices and philosophies in Chinese and English-speaking classrooms, and examines the psychological underpinnings of these literacy learning strategies. This book presents psychometric testing of adult reading strategy defaults and examines case study data, revealing that Chinese students are susceptible to misapplying Chinese character-level processing strategies to English word identification tasks, which decreases reading efficiency, and ultimately can lead to learning failure. Finally, a new educational framework is proposed for teaching beginning language-specific word identification and literacy-learning skills to learners whose first language script varies significantly from that of the target language.
The development of Chinese, Mongolian, and Tibetan Studies in the West since World War II has been accompanied by a dramatic growth in the number of doctoral degrees awarded for research concerned with the countries and civilizations of East Asia. While some of these dissertations have been cited in various sources, until now no definitive reference guide has brought together in a classified, annotated, indexed, and up-to-date manner the entire body of thesis literature on China and Inner Asia written between 1976 and 1990. Included are more than 10,000 entries for dissertations in the humanities and the social sciences, law, medicine, theology, engineering, and other disciplines, with more than half of these works not cited in Dissertation Abstracts International. The entries are classified and grouped together in topical chapters, and the volume includes a detailed table of contents, thousands of cross-references, and three extensive indexes to facilitate use. Each entry includes considerable bibliographic information and a descriptive annotation. The volume also includes information on the availability of the dissertations from UMI, the British Library Document Supply Centre, and other sources worldwide.