August 23, 2004
Culture barrier - Language?

Of all places I would have thought that Canada would not be such a barrier to Chinese students, but apparently from this Canadian article about troubles facing Chinese students there is still a long way to go. Maybe it is true, that Chinese only go to the Chinese for help. But there are extremes of individuals who make it. Although that use to put me off studying, knowing that students from the Far East always fare better academically. Can't really say English is a drawback, as this is picked up real quickly because of the social aspect. Possibly the only thing in Ireland would be the fact that you need a European language as well to get into 3rd level eduacation. (Heh, I cannot vouch for that myself, I am crap at languages, except speaking French, I only love that aspect. ;))

Posted by whykay at August 23, 2004 09:44 PM