Language learning and awareness of personality type in Chinese settings

| June 30, 2004
Title
Language learning and awareness of personality type in Chinese settings

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Authors
Alastair Sharp, Ph.D.
Lingnan University, Hong Kong

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Alastair Sharp is an Associate Professor of English at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Reading, UK and has also studied at the universities of Nottingham, Birmingham, and Wales. He has wide overseas teaching experience at schools and universities in the Gulf, Africa and Asia. His most recent book is “Reading Comprehension and Text Organization” (2003) Edwin Mellen Press.”

Abstract
In order to provide successful instruction, teachers need to learn to identify and understand their students’ individual differences. A feature of individual differences, which enters almost every area of life is that of personality type. This can be assessed with an instrument know as the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) (Briggs Myers, 1998). This article will identify MBTI preferences among a group of Chinese university students studying English in Hong Kong sand suggest that a knowledge of personality type is important for both teacher and student in maximizing learning success. Brief comments will be offered comparing results with other MBTI studies in Chinese contexts.
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