English Learning and Chinese Cultural Orientation
           Fuhui Tong, Texas A&M University, TX
ABSTRACT  
This study examines the impact of English learning on Chinese college studentsí 
cultural orientation. Findings revealed that in China, English learners are 
becoming direct, active and individualistic, as influenced by Western culture, 
which contradicts with traditional Chinese values of humbleness, conservativeness 
and collectivism. Results corroborate with the inseparable relationship between 
language and culture in second language acquisition, as well as the fact that in 
China, introduction of Western culture is an integral component in English 
language teaching.

Academic Exchange Quarterly  Winter 2008: Volume 12, Issue 4  
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