Publication details [#53745]

Gao, F. 2010. Learning Korean language in China: motivations and strategies of non-Koreans. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 13 (3) : 273–284.
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This ethnographic research discusses the motivations and strategies of a group of non-Korean families in Northeast China, underlying their children's participation in a Chinese-Korean bilingual school. The positive attitudes towards Korean language studies are associated with the functional importance of Korean as a way of getting a larger benefit from China's economic marketization.