I’m currently involved with a group from China. They have come to New Zealand for 4 weeks, for the experience, and for English. They are students from Nanjing in their 2nd year of a 4-year engineering degree.
For me, it’s an interesting experience too, and a chance to pass on some of my ideas about language acquisition.
They are quiet and respectful, yet they are alert and have a sense of humor. They are not as shy as I remember Japanese students. They appear more confident and socially balanced.
What a pity that I only have them for 3 days.