Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE credits
With the development of Chinese economy and globalization, there is a big requirement of young Chinese having qualified international communication skills in competitive business relationships. Facing this challenge, there is little evidence of trainings or courses in China’s higher education that contribute to the students competence, compared to their western counterparts.
In most western countries, these types of trainings were well developed. Therefore, our study choose Chines students studying in Swedish higher-education as the research objects and investigated their international communication weakness as well as figured out the valuable ICT-based practices which were able to improve their weakness.
In our study, research methods were applied, including a literature review, inductive reasoning, a hypothesis approach, an iterative approach, a pilot study, qualitative and quantitative methods.
Communication skills were identified, which were considered as the weakness faced by the Chinese students. Based on this, ICT-based practice were recommended, which were able to improve their skills. Among these practices, some of them depended on the good quality of ICT facilities and instruments. It had been evaluated that how people react to our recommendations and the results indicated that they could be useful at Chinese higher-education.
We hoped that the findings of our study and recommended practices could be implemented in the Chinese higher- education in the future. We intended to carry out further tests and to justify our conclusions and in the process contributed to the development of the Chinese higher-education.
2013. , 54 p.