Second Language Literacy Practices: A Case Study of a Chinese Student in Australia

Wahyudi, Ribut (2016) Second Language Literacy Practices: A Case Study of a Chinese Student in Australia. TEFLIN Journal, 27 (1). pp. 101-125. ISSN 0215-773X

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Abstract

This article discusses the second-language literacy practice of an ESL student in Australia. It firstly explores the literacy practices (reading and writing) exercised both in China (the subject’s home country) and in Sydney, Australia, where the subject was taking an academic preparation course prior to her master study. Secondly, this article delves into literacy practices conducted inside and outside the classroom in the same contexts. This research aims to contribute to the existing literature on literacy practices by expanding the focus of investigation beyond writing and by bringing up a specific case study, which is hardly addressed in the literature: a Chinese student in non-American education setting. Through analyzing the results of semi-structured interview, it is revealed that the participant adopted several different literacy practices in reading and writing due to different learning objectives and contexts.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: literacy practice; reading and writing inside and outside the classroom; threshold level
Divisions: Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences > Department of Medical Education
Depositing User: Faizuddin Harliansyah
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2018 23:20

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