IJLLL 2020 Vol.6(3): 148-154 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2020.6.3.267

Mongolian Trilingual Learners’ Beliefs towards Learning English Relative Clause

Sarina Chen and Baiyinna Wu
Abstract—The present study examined Mongolian trilingual learners’ (Mongolian-Chinese-English) (n = 100) responses to beliefs on learning English relative clause in order to determine the extent to which their beliefs are consistent with major constructs underlying the Standards for Foreign Language teaching of Mongolian trilingual learners. The purpose of this study is to provide direction for third language education and future research. Analysis of the data suggests that the structure of the English relative clause is similar to Mongolian relative clause. The Mongolian trilingual learners believe that instruction should be delivered either in the target language or in their mother tongue, yet not in Chinese, when they are learning English; The development of the teaching material also be required in Mongolian and English.

Index Terms—Beliefs, English relative clause, mongolian trilingual learners.

The authors are with the College of Foreign Language, Inner Mongolia Normal University, Hohhot, China (e-mail: sarina.chen001@gmail.com, byntnwu@126.com).

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Cite:Sarina Chen and Baiyinna Wu, "Mongolian Trilingual Learners’ Beliefs towards Learning English Relative Clause," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 148-154, 2020.

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