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Research on Globalization Policies of Exchange Programs in Higher Education

Version 1 : Received: 1 February 2020 / Approved: 17 February 2020 / Online: 17 February 2020 (16:04:41 CET)

How to cite: Yang, S.H.; Haseltine, P. Research on Globalization Policies of Exchange Programs in Higher Education. Preprints 2020, 2020020251 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202002.0251.v1). Yang, S.H.; Haseltine, P. Research on Globalization Policies of Exchange Programs in Higher Education. Preprints 2020, 2020020251 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202002.0251.v1).

Abstract

Teachers of English as a foreign language in Taiwan are challenged to organize multi-dimensional language activities for foreign students coming from ASEAN countries, including Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, and Vietnam. With different cultural backgrounds, these students have different prior knowledge of Taiwanese culture, and, because of the similarities and differences between Taiwan and these countries, it is meaningful to explore the development of globalization with the students, who are learning both English and Chinese. The different historical backgrounds, various cultural and religious differences, and social conditions, such as gender relationships in working places, are significant topics for class discussions. When teachers serve as discussion facilitators, they encourage students to express their own multi-identities and expectations for the exchange program. Most interesting of all is to find out about their own short-term and long-term career goals. 32 foreign students from the Philippines and Vietnam were recruited for research. Questionnaires were used to assess their foreign language learning motivation and strategies, as well as to discover the learning environment they prefer and their globalization prospects. It was found that multi-lingual language policies for promoting globalization in higher education are very likely to influence the success of foreign student study in Taiwan.

Subject Areas

higher education; exchange programs; Taiwan; ASEAN countries; globalization; localization

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