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International Journal of New Developments in Education, 2024, 6(2); doi: 10.25236/IJNDE.2024.060220.

Needs Analysis and Implications on Multilingual Education at Port Areas of Yunnan Province


Biao Zhang, Xianglu Zeng

Corresponding Author:
Biao Zhang

School of Foreign Languages, Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming, 650504, China


This paper describes the needs for foreign languages at three ports areas of Yunnan Province. Four major findings have been discovered: (1) English is the dominant foreign language in port areas of Yunnan Province. (2) Needs for Southeast Asian languages appear the features of diversity and geographic difference. (3) There is a hierarchy of needs for languages, skills and knowledge, and these needs are integrated with each other. (4) The participants hold high motivations and positive attitude towards foreign language learning, but they haven’t got enough satisfaction from their communication with neighboring people for the sake of their incompetent foreign languages. On the basis of the needs analyses, some implications on multilingual education are achieved.


needs analysis; multilingual education; implication; Yunnan province

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Biao Zhang, Xianglu Zeng. Needs Analysis and Implications on Multilingual Education at Port Areas of Yunnan Province. International Journal of New Developments in Education (2024), Vol. 6, Issue 2: 120-127. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDE.2024.060220.


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