Bilingual use of translanguaging: Chinese student satisfaction in a transnational Business degree in English

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Troedson, David Andrew and Dashwood, Ann. 2018. "Bilingual use of translanguaging: Chinese student satisfaction in a transnational Business degree in English." International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives. 17 (4), pp. 113-128.
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Bilingual use of translanguaging: Chinese student satisfaction in a transnational Business degree in English

ERA Journal ID20031
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsTroedson, David Andrew (Author) and Dashwood, Ann (Author)
Journal TitleInternational Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives
Journal Citation17 (4), pp. 113-128
Number of Pages16
Year2018
PublisherAustralia and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN1443-1475
2202-493X
Web Address (URL)https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/index.php/IEJ/article/view/12031
Abstract

Studies of student satisfaction in higher education settings highlight the contribution of teaching, learning and assessment, institutional status, and the personal factors of self-efficacy, preparedness, and sense of community. Transnational partnership research has identified that similar student satisfaction factors are experienced by mainland Chinese students enrolled in English-language degrees. However, there are certain challenges related to foreign language skill development, intercultural exchange, and lack of local contextualization. This paper provides insights into the interplay among satisfaction factors in the transnational context of an Australian-China higher education partnership for Chinese students studying a Business degree in their home country. In addition, the paper highlights the value added to the student experience by the expeditious use of local Chinese exemplars and translanguaging across the two languages to explain the more complex concepts presented in the course content. In so doing, the paper sheds some light on the role of local, native speaking staff in the teaching and learning process and their contribution to student satisfaction, a known retention benefit to higher education institutions.

KeywordsChinese students; transnational education; satisfaction; translanguaging; bilingual pedagogy
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390401. Comparative and cross-cultural education
479999. Other language, communication and culture not elsewhere classified
390303. Higher education
359999. Other commerce, management, tourism and services not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Commerce
School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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