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Second Language Learners' Coping Strategy in Conversations with Native Speakers

@article{Terui2012SecondLL,
  title={Second Language Learners' Coping Strategy in Conversations with Native Speakers},
  author={Sachiko Terui and Doctoral Midwifery Student},
  journal={Journal of International Students},
  year={2012},
  volume={2},
  pages={168-183}
}
One of the many strategies that many international students employ to cope with their lack of English proficiency is to pretend to understand or not to understand the conversational content exchanged with native English speakers. Combining autoethnography and iterative interviews this research explores the pretending behavior profoundly from non-native speakers’ perspectives. During the iterative interviews, six students shared their personal experience specified in pretending behaviors. This… 
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