A Study on Students’ Motivation to Learn Chinese Culture Course: The Case of 2018 Northeast Normal University International Students

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Published: 10 February 2019

A Study on Students’ Motivation to Learn Chinese Culture Course: The Case of 2018 Northeast Normal University International Students

Esayas Teshome Taddese

Northeast Normal University, China

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10.31014/aior.1993.02.01.44

Abstract

This study explored international students' motivation toward learning the Chinese culture course. Specifically, the study focused on investigating what interest the students towards the Chinese culture course. The study also looked into the challenges of international students faced while studying the Chinese culture course. To meet these objectives, the study used a descriptive survey design with a mixed method. Questionnaire and interviews were used to collect data from a sample of 38 international students from 7 colleges in Northeast Normal University (NENU). Finally, the finding indicated that international students at NENU are curious to learn the Chinese culture course. The respondents are keen to learn the culture they live in during their study period. Therefore, the study concluded that international students are studying the Chinese culture course not only because the course is compulsory, but also they are also keen to learn the Chinese culture course.

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