Where, in your opinion, have you learned the most English? (choose up to three responses)
#AnswerBarResponse%
1In the classroom
8
66.67%
2Websites, online video, music, etc.
5
41.67%
3In conversation with native English speakers
4
33.33%
4In conversation with non-native English speakers
1
8.33%
5Reading English-language sources
3
25.00%
6Writing in English
2
16.67%
7Somewhere else
0
0.00%
Total
23
100.00%
How often do you use your mother tongue (first language) when you are in a language lesson?
#AnswerBarResponse%
1Always
0
0.00%
2Most of the time
3
25.00%
3About half the time
4
33.33%
4Sometimes
5
41.67%
5Never
0
0.00%
Total
12
100.00%
When do you like to use your mother tongue? Why?
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When chatting with my family or my roommate
when I am staying with my Chinese friends.
When I can't understand I will talk to someone who can understand. Because I can't understand.
When I can't find a translation for a word in my head
When something is hard to express my feelings,
When I meet with a person who speaks the same language. It feel more related to the person when we speak the same language.
In our country or at home. Because others speak our mother language.
When I with my Chinese friends and contact with my family. It makes us more comprehend with others.
When I talk with Chinese. Because it is convenient and familiar for us.
When I am with people who speak same mother tongue
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When do you not like to use your mother tongue? Why?
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In the street
When I am taking class or chatting with people who do not speak Chinese
People who around me and can't use Chinese. Because impolite.
Conversation classes..
When talking to foreigners, because they don't understand it.
When I am in the place where most of people speaks English. I want to have a feeling of belonging to this group.
In foreign country such as USA. Because others speak English.
When in the class which classmates and teacher are all English speakers. If I use my mother tongue, they may not understand me.
When I talk with foreigners or when I talk with Chinese but there are foreigners. Because foreigners do not know Chinese that they may be confused and embarrassed if I use my mother tongue.
during English class, as I want to enhance my skills, I don't like to use my mother tongue
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Are there words, concepts, ways of categorizing and describing in your mother tongue that do not match English? What are they? (Please be as specific as possible.)
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My mother language is not the smae as English
No. I think there are no Chinese words do not match English, or I do not notice ever.
Some of proverbs in Chinese can't translate to English as same as it really says.
No, It is not in my mind now
For example, there is a Korean's sentiment of "Han" which is a mixture of sorrow, regret, oppression, bitterness, vulnerability, powerlessness, resilience, solidarity ...and so on. It is hard to articulate a deeper meaning of "Han" to match one English word.
I don't think so.
Yes, When I want to impress my emotion I can not find one appropriate.
Maybe some specific name.
words and concepts are not matched. Especially when I talk to elderly or professors.
there are many English words that can be described in one Indonesian, for example: wonderful, enormous, tremendous has a same 1 word meaning in Indonesian
Are any words, concepts, ways of categorizing and describing in English surprising, difficult or alien in contrast to your first language? What are they? (Please be as specific as possible.)
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I do not really know if there words
No. I think there are no English words do not match Chinese, or I do not notice ever.
American English is created by among language with English, so many words are too hard for people who are not native speaker.
Yes.. some prepositions
Yes, like process, operate, management
Especially, when I speak Korean, I can pronounce it through only the front of lip. But, when I speak English, I need to use my deeper breath through approximately nine positions of my lip. As long as I speak Korean, it is hard to convert my way of speaking according to the way of speaking English.
Sorry, I have no idea.
Yes, the phrase 'Not bad' I can not determined what is the accurate meaning, good?or just so-so?
Last name and first name in English alien in contrast to my first language.
uhm.. for now, there's nothing.
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When do you feel most comfortable or natural speaking your mother tongue? (Please be as specific as possible.)
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All the time
when I am staying in a environment with many Chinese
When i With my parents or stay some place where only have Chinese speaker.
When I am angry
When I meet someone who also speak Chinese or in the surroundings full of Chinese.
When I eat a meal, I want to focus on only eating. So, I naturally want to speak Korean instead of English. It is not easy to maintain two actions in eating and speaking at the same time.
In our country
When I in my apartment with my Chinese friend.
When I talk with Chinese people or when I am at home.
When I am talk to my mother, I feel cozy. Because she and I have lived together over 20 years.
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When do you feel most comfortable or natural speaking English? (Please be as specific as possible.)
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All the time
when I am communicating with native English speakers.
When I find something I was interested about it.
When I am with international students studying at my level
In private places rather in public
I still don't feel comfortable speaking English. So, I can't explain its situation.
In other country
In ENGL 103 class.
When I take the English class.
Actually, I am not good at speaking English, I am always stressed when I speak English
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