Addressing Issues Related to International Students' Chinese Cultural Cognition, Learning Interest and Cross-Cultural Adaptation by Developing Chinese Traditional Music Module in Higher Vocational Colleges of China

Wang Qiang, Salmiza Saleh


The increasing number of international students is not only conducive to promoting the international development of Chinese higher vocational education, but also brings greater challenges in terms of education of international students. According to the main problems international students encountered in Chinese higher vocational colleges, this study developed the Chinese traditional music module to enhance Chinese culture cognition, learning interest and cross-cultural adaptation of international students. Five kinds of music training were applied in developed module including listening training, dancing training, spoken word training, rhythm training, and improvisation training. Teaching content of developed module contained Chinese music from 960 to1912 in Song Dynasty, Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty. The developed Chinese traditional music module was discussed in detail. Five kinds of music training combined with Chinese cultural stories behind music have improved the teaching effectiveness of module. Cultural education is of great significance for the development of international education.

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