Sustaining Multilingualism in Chinese Universities: Uzbekistani Students' Demotivation While Learning Chinese

Meilan Liu, Yongyan Zheng, Xiuli Ma, Yuxin Wei
2020 Sustainability  
This paper reports on a mixed method study exploring demotivation among Uzbekistani students while they are learning Chinese in a Chinese university. In the study, we conducted a survey among 67 Uzbekistani students, and interviewed 30 of them about their experiences of learning Chinese. The analysis of the data revealed that a lack of self-confidence, insufficient learning opportunities, a lack of learning support, and teacher qualities were the most salient factors affecting Uzbekistani
more » ... g Uzbekistani students' demotivation while learning Chinese. In light of the findings, we put forward suggestions for language educators and educational administrators in order to enable them to enhance language learners' interest in and enthusiasm for learning Chinese, so that they will sustain their learning efforts and Chinese universities can achieve sustainable multilingualism.
doi:10.3390/su12187570 fatcat:szapraltenbx7h3ke4mqawtr4y