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[In this chapter, I describe the inspiration of this book and propose a theoretical framework, Hall’s (1997) “representation theory with a multilingual perspective”, in order to understand Chinese students’ learning experiences in an intercultural education program in China. Through this...
[In this chapter, I provide some background information on the Qunxi program, a well-established and well-recognised ongoing Sino-Australian program, based at a Chinese university. Then I discuss the Qunxi English language training program in some detail, its institutional arrangements and the...
[This chapter explores how students’ experiences of their English lessons in the Qunxi are framed and negotiated by the discourse of English language education in China. I first elaborate on Hall’s theory of representation, through sociocultural views of language and culture and focus on...
[In the Qunxi program, students refer to foreign English teachers as “foreign friends”. In this chapter, I elaborate on how foreign English teachers’ identity is discursively constructed in a local context, which, in turn, affects students’ representations of the teaching practices of both local...
[Students repeatedly raised the Chinese notion of “golden sentences” when commenting on foreign English teachers’ academic writing lessons. The concept grew out of pedagogical practices in local English language education in China, in particular in the teaching of writing skills. In Chap. 5, I...
[In this chapter, I investigate how students’ English learning experiences are shaped and mediated through the situated discourses revealed in Chaps. 3, 4 and 5. We see how people’s lived realities are framed within situated contexts, and how their conceptions of the world are maintained and...
[In my concluding chapter, I summarise how representation theory with a multilingual perspective can be applied to local Chinese and foreign English teachers’ shared and differentiated philosophies—students as whole persons, teachers as facilitators and procedural teaching of the textbook. This...
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