The UK study culture

Having to deal with a second language is only one of the many difficulties that overseas students face when they study in a foreign country. Even students whose English is very good often become unstuck because of the differences in study culture between the UK and their home country. The further that you have travelled to England, the more differences in study culture you are likely to find. Asian students are sometimes surprised to see British students challenging their lecturers in class and tutorials because in many Asian countries this would be considered rude. But in the UK lecturers welcome this! If you are too quiet then you lecturer might think that you don’t understand, or that you have no opinion on a topic, that you are not particularly interested. Reflecting upon your culture in the light of things that you learn about a new culture is likely to be a very beneficial process and today’s link from the Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies Materials Bank will help you do that.

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