I would like to thank Mr. Sussman for being the advisor of this project, meeting with me every week for a year, checking my progress, giving useful advice to every aspect of the project, helping conduct interviews, checking the content of the passages, correcting grammar issues, helping with the design and formatting of the website, giving advice about English learning, offering book recommendations…This project took much more time than I originally expected, and Mr. Sussman is always so helpful and supportive. The project cannot be completed without his help and advice.


I would like to thank MFS teachers who designed and supervise the capstone project and participated in my interviews.


Most part of the project came from my own experiences and reflections. In order to provide the most useful resources, I also learned from the following sources:

Pavlik, Abigail, "Teaching English Language Learners from China" (2012). Honors Theses and Capstones. 69. 

Fu, D. (2003). An island of English: Teaching English in Chinatown. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Chan, A. Y. W. (2004). Noun phrases in Chinese and English: A study of English structural problems encountered by Chinese ESL students in Hong Kong. Language, Culture & Curriculum.

Huang, J. (2005). Challenges of academic listening in English: Reports by Chinese students. College Student Journal.

Eckstein, L. K., Kalaydjian, K. S., Miranda, A., Mitchell, D. A., Mohamed, A., Smith-Palinkas, B., ... Zollner, L. E. (2003). Understanding your international students: An educational, cultural, and linguistic guide. J. Flaitz, (Ed.). Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press.


Watkins & J. Biggs (Eds.), The Chinese learners: Cultural, psychological, and contextual influences (pp. 45–68). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Zhao, Yong. Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon?: Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World. Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Brand, 2014. 

Chu, Lenora. Little Soldiers: an American Boy, a Chinese School and the Global Race to Achieve. Piaktus Books, 2019. 

Ma, Yingyi. Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese College Students Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education. Columbia University Press, 2020.