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|Title: ||打工度假者之轉變: 一位台灣青年英語學習者的自我身分認同之個案研究|
The Transformation of Working Holiday Makers: A Case Study on One Taiwanese Youth’s English Learner Identity
English learner identity
community of practice
working holiday makers program
|Issue Date: ||2020-08-03 17:17:59 (UTC+8)|
Recently, the number of young Taiwanese going to Australia under the Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program has been on the rise because of globalization (Horikawa, 2002; Kawashima, 2010). Though some research has been conducted regarding WHM’s motivational aspects, connection between WHMs and traveling or tourism and impacts after returning to the labor market (Chen et al., 2009; Ho et al., 2012; Lee & Lee, 2011), there is a lack of literature on WHMs’ English learner identity, especially in Asia. Hence, this study aims to investigate how WHMs’ experience interact with English learning identities. Narrative approach was adopted to depict the experience of one Taiwanese young adult who stayed in Australia for a year. Data was collected through interviews, and conducted for six times and each lasted about thirty to sixty minutes. The results show that the WHM program offers the participant opportunities to develop multiple communities of practice although it is a long process to enter the communities of practice. And participant with weak English proficiency shows strong collectivism orientation, and sees the WHM experience as a language learning project. After being a WHM for a year in Australia, the participant started to see himself as a learner of English instead of a user anymore, and this transformation is due to the scaffolding of communities of practice. Hence, it is suggested that teachers and the educational agencies could put more focus on communication-related activities with a view to increasing the students’ self-esteem in using English. Hopefully, the implications derived from the study would be beneficial for the applicants of WHM program and language educators.
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