Mainland Chinese postgraduates' learning comprehension problems and strategies at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Mainland Chinese postgraduates' learning comprehension problems and strategies at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

Author: Wang, Feiya
Title: Mainland Chinese postgraduates' learning comprehension problems and strategies at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Degree: M.A.
Year: 2014
Subject: Listening.
Comprehension.
Language and education -- China -- Hong Kong
Native language and education -- China -- Hong Kong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Dept. of English
Pages: 54 pages : illustrations
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b2775908
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/7693
Abstract: This study identifies eighty mainland Chinese postgraduates' lecture comprehension problems and strategies during their second semester at the English department of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). The study was being conducted in Hong Kong where it's one of the most unique places in the world both socially and educationally. The result of the study was thus concluded by comparing the differences of the education style between mainland China and Hong Kong. And it was indicated that major lecture comprehension problems these mainland Chinese students had were with finishing reading the materials the lecturers hand out, having trouble understanding the lecturers' accent was also one of the main lecture comprehension problems these students had. Their strategies towards these problems included searching explanations of new technical words on the internet and ask for peer help and so on. A possible explanation for these problems and future suggestions for lecturers and students were also proposed.

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