Despite widely reported “Mainland-Hong Kong conflicts”, recent years have witnessed progressive growth in the numbers of Mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong's universities. This study aims to find out the role of willingness to communicate in cross-cultural adaptation of such a group of sojourning students. The structural equation modelling showed that the competence in L2 communication played a significant role in L2 WTC, which had an influential effect on academic adaptation, which was itself identified as a mediator between the psychological adaptation and socio-cultural adaptation. Implications for curriculum design for courses, and instructional practice on international students are discussed. Copyright © 2019 The 11th IAIR Biennial Conference and the 15th CAFIC Annual Conference.
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2019|