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Article http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/er.2023.10.026

A Study on the Value and Willingness of Multilingual Foreign Language Learning Among County Senior High School Students

Mengyuan Ma*, Yanan Li, Meiling Zhang

Xi'an International Studies University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

*Corresponding author: Mengyuan Ma

Published: November 30,2023

Abstract

The promulgation of curriculum standards for foreign language subjects, such as German and French, marks a new historical stage in China's basic education system for multilingual foreign language education. As a crucial factor influencing the overall development of basic education in China, the adoption of multilingual foreign language teaching in county senior high schools is still insufficient. The development of multilingual education in high schools not only taps into students' language potential and improves their overall literacy, but also facili-tates schools in achieving distinctive and diversified development through the implementation of multilingual foreign language courses. This, in turn, promotes alignment with university foreign language education and contributes to the overall development of the country. The study of senior high schools in some counties in Shaanxi Province found that students are more willing to learn multiple foreign languages and generally hold an optimistic attitude toward the prospect of learning them. Among the five foreign languages other than English, Japanese is the most popular language among students. Cultural interest is the most important factor influencing their language choice. In order to effectively promote multilingual teaching in county senior high schools, it is essential to develop well-thought-out policies for multilingual foreign language education. This should be done by assessing the demand for multilingual learning and by training high-quality teachers and establishing adequate multilingual education resources based on the specific circumstances.

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How to cite this paper

A Study on the Value and Willingness of Multilingual Foreign Language Learning Among County Senior High School Students

How to cite this paper: Mengyuan Ma, Yanan Li, Meiling Zhang. (2023). A Study on the Value and Willingness of Multilingual Foreign Language Learning Among County Senior High School Students.The Educational Review, USA7(10), 1594-1600.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/er.2023.10.026