Attitudes and perceptions of international students towards their life in Australia

Beata Webb*

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Abstract

This chapter describes the attitudes and perceptions of international students at an Australian university towards their life in the host country. First, the internationalisation of Australian education is outlined and the research project is introduced. Next, the students' responses concerning an overall level of difficulty and the attitudes of particular linguistic and cultural groups are examined. Further analysis focuses on the difficulties these diverse groups experience with different aspects of life in the host country and their attitudes towards these aspects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe affective dimension in second language acquisition
EditorsD. Gabrys-Barker, J. Bielska
Place of PublicationBristol, UK
PublisherMultilingual Matters
Pages138-151
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781847699695
ISBN (Print)9781847699688
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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Webb, B. (2013). Attitudes and perceptions of international students towards their life in Australia. In D. Gabrys-Barker, & J. Bielska (Eds.), The affective dimension in second language acquisition (pp. 138-151). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.