My research is on "Foreign language influence on studies in UK". The main objective of this research project is to show how international student in Staffordshire University adapt their own comprehension during their English studies. The purpose of this study is to know what the consequences of a foreign language on success are. Words which are associated with this study are: motivation, sociability, language, knowledge. The main research question is: Does the foreign language affect a students' success? Nowadays there are a lot of cultural and scholarship exchange programs called Socrates, Erasmus, Comenius, Leonardo, etc... These programs are aimed at making students fluent in foreign language during studies. We can monitor these programs because people involved are at the heart of the subject.
[...] I ask people to describe their English skill before they came in UK of people said that their English skills are average said that they were poor in English skills, and only one on ten had said he had good English skills of international students live in campus accommodations, and 30% of them live outside campus accommodation, they found accommodation when they arrived in UK. It's that a lot of students live in accommodation managed by university because it's easier for them to have not to find an accommodation when arriving in UK. [...]
[...] I will be looking how international students manage their studies in UK and how much they succeed during their courses. By the way I will pilot the questionnaire with one international student. And I will select people (from whom English language isn't their mother language) using a random sampling and a stratified random sampling. I try to target people from each culture, to make this study the more relevant as possible. All information which will be collected by this questionnaire will be kept strictly confidential. [...]
[...] The first question is about students' origin, I though that the origin is a key factor in the influence of English skills. I will make a chi square test to analyse the connection between origin and English skill to monitor this hypothesis. The second question is the evaluation students made about their own English skills before arriving in UK. I need these answers for the chi square test which would be done with the previous question. The third question is aimed to show how many students from this study live in campus accommodation because I though that the fact that they live in campus with people from other countries encourage them to use English when they speak to each other. [...]
[...] I was also surprised about the involvement in the sixth question, I didn't expect a lot of answers. I though that a lot of students were speaking english during lunchs and dinner, but “personne” answer lunch of dinner. The nearest answer is ‘parties', it can be assimilated as dinner, because a lot of international students make parties with a lot of student from international and they have to speak english there. The fifth question, was “facultative”, because every students (and also international students) have to read a lot for studies, so the answer couldn't be ‘No' when asking to international students which have bigger needs in term of reading (english books of course) / Feedback I think this questionnaire was very useful to put in practice all tools presented in different lectures. [...]
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