Publication details [#57636]

Gan, Zhengdong. 2013. Understanding English speaking difficulties: an investigation of two Chinese populations. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 34 (3) : 231–248.
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Language as a subject
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This study explores mainland Chinese and Hong Kong university students' perceived English (ESL or EFL) speaking problems in relation to linguistic inadequacy, oral language processes, conversational abilities and academic speaking customs, affective impact as well as provision of chances to employ English for spoken communication in the students' learning settings.