“Sometimes My Tongue Stucks with Fluency”: International Students’ English Needs at a Higher Education Institution
We investigated international students’ (ISs’) English learning needs in terms of language tasks organized by reading, writing, listening and speaking, and their confidence in their ability to perform said tasks. We also investigated university resources ISs suggested for increasing their cultural and linguistic adjustment to campus. A survey and focus group interviews uncovered that ISs’ top needs were in the area of reading, but they were also the most confident in that area. Students expressed the lowest amount of confidence in understanding cultural references and jokes. ISs suggested conversation groups, buddy programs, and movie clubs as helpful university resources.
Tigert, Johanna and Fotouhi, Golnar, "“Sometimes My Tongue Stucks with Fluency”: International Students’ English Needs at a Higher Education Institution" (2022). NERA Conference Proceedings 2022. 1.