An investigation of Ontario ESL teachers’ strategies and perceptions for teaching Chinese international students in Ontario public schools.

Recent rapid increase in the number of Chinese international students with English as a second language (ESL) attending Canadian schools has led to the exploration of in-service ESL teachers’ teaching strategies towards these students. Working with View-Wide International Education Group and using multiple case studies, this study will articulate the nature and challenges of ESL teaching and identify various ESL instruction means. It will also investigate ESL teachers' perceptions of the influence of ESL programs on English language acquisition by Chinese international students and support these students by ensuring their academic and social needs are being met. This study is important in that it can provide teachers, ESL program developers and school administrators with concrete data based on the direct experiences of ESL teachers teaching Chinese international students

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Ju Huang
Faculty Supervisor: 
Douglas McDougall
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Ontario
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