1996．第24卷第1期（Vol. 24 No. 1）．pp. 131154
The Perception of English-Medium Instruction by Tertiary-Level Vocational Students in Hong Kong
John BALLA & Martha C. PENNINGTON
A factor-analytic study of Diploma and Higher Diploma students in a Hong Kong vocational college yields a four-factor pattern of "Anxiety Towards Use of English", "Generalized Motivation to English Study", "Self-Reinforcing Motivation to Use of English", and "Orientation to Chinese Language". Analysis of variance on factor scores by course of study reveals a different pattern of perceptions and coping behaviors related to Chinese and English language usage in different courses, suggesting that students' language needs and preferences are in many cases more consistent with dual-medium English and Cantonese instruction than with an all-English medium of instruction.