Article http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2024.06.036

Challenges that Chinese Post-graduate Students Face as EFL Learners in an English University


Honglin Li

Business English College, Chengdu Foreign Language College, Yibin, Sichuan, China.

*Corresponding author: Honglin Li

Published: July 4,2024


The majority of time spent using English is in the classroom, while outside the classroom, most communication occurs in the local language. In some countries with English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms, the local language is still used for teaching. This paper focuses on the perceptions of postgraduate students in Chinese universities regarding English as a Foreign Language (EFL), including whether they have encountered difficulties thus far and what these difficulties are during the process of learning English. Whether the teacher should explain grammar instruction or use the student-teacher conversation approach in the EFL classroom? Data were collected through questionnaires, literature review, and other methods. These difficulties fall into two categories: difficulties in listening, reading, and writing, and difficulties in computer operation and classroom activities. For the second category, the solution is to provide teachers with the opportunity to teach students additional computer skills and integrate more engaging social activities into Chinese English classrooms.


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How to cite this paper

Challenges that Chinese Post-graduate Students Face as EFL Learners in an English University

How to cite this paper: Honglin Li. (2024) Challenges that Chinese Post-graduate Students Face as EFL Learners in an English University. Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science8(6), 1511-1515.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2024.06.036