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International Journal of New Developments in Education, 2022, 4(13); doi: 10.25236/IJNDE.2022.041314.

Second Language Literacy Practices of Chinese Students in Sydney


Yayu Cai

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Yayu Cai

Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College, Zhangzhou, Fujian, 363105, China


As an international language, English has become the dominant language around the world. However, as the world landscape is changing, many non-native English speaking countries are discussing the status and proportion of English courses in their primary and secondary schools, especially in Asian countries. The opposition seems to have won out. But just because English is the world language, in order to better communicate with other countries and people in the world, every classroom should not ignore the importance of English language, especially the cultivation of students' English reading and writing ability. This article is based on an interview with a Chinese student who speaks English as a foreign language to look at how L2 literacy is taught in the learner’s ESL classroom, and draw some comparisons with the learner’s previous EFL experience and finally suggest some teaching implications for the learner’s classroom.


L2 literacy, Literacy practices, English reading, Communication

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Yayu Cai. Second Language Literacy Practices of Chinese Students in Sydney. International Journal of New Developments in Education (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 13: 71-80. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDE.2022.041314.


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