Learning English in the Shadows: Understanding Chinese Learners' Experiences of Private Tutoring

  title={Learning English in the Shadows: Understanding Chinese Learners' Experiences of Private Tutoring},
  author={Kevin Wai-Ho Yung},
  journal={TESOL Quarterly},
  • K. Yung
  • Published 1 December 2015
  • Education
  • TESOL Quarterly
Given that private tutoring has received increasing attention in research as a global educational phenomenon with significant implications for educational practices, it has become necessary for TESOL researchers and practitioners to become aware of its impact on language learning and pedagogy. This study investigated the learning experience and reflections of 14 Chinese learners who had received English private tutoring (EPT) during their secondary education in Hong Kong. Each participant… 

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