Writing Report Draft 1.docx - 1 Research Essay Jiayi He 251026436 Western university There has been an increasing trend of young multilingual students

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1 Research Essay Jiayi He 251026436 Western university There has been an increasing trend of young multilingual students studying abroad. As scholars have recorded, “several studies conducted over the last 20 years
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2 suggest that the main pattern of ISM [International Student Mobility] followed an East–West axis, while Asian countries are the main senders while economically developed countries with popular languages (eg , English, German, French, and Spanish) are the main receivers” (Yondakci, Bedenlier, & Zawacki-Richter, 2017, p. 518). In this essay, I will illustrate my perspectives on whether international students are willing to labelled and stereotyped and how to properly define them. I think that each overseas student studying in Canada is a designer of their own clothes, and the process of studying abroad is like tailoring a suitable outfit for themselves in a variety of contexts. Although these specific words such as ‘international,’ ‘ESL,’ ‘ELL,’ or ‘multilingual’ are often used to describe them, nobody could be bound by the inherent label. Therefore, everyone’s growth process ought to be dominated by themselves, not by external judgment. Natarajan (2019) argues that universities can try to understand the cultural background of different students to create better academic integrity (p.19). For younger students whose mother tongue is not English, language problems often lead them to label themselves as who cannot learn English well. For instance, Pez (2019) says that 84% of data shows among 25 international students who used plagiarism to complete writing assignments and was punished by the school. Every international student has the ability to write an essay with his native language and unique language features and his own ideas very well, just as one good designer has their own unique design ideas and inspiration, and their diverse designs’ style will not be defined as
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3 singularity. Similarly, if the students are forced to write articles in a foreign language
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