The information literacy of foreign students in China and the training strategy

Wang Yunwu
Jiangsu Normal University
Xuzhou, China

Improving the quality of education for foreign students in China can enhance China’s educational soft power and its international competitiveness and influence. In recent years, China has been paying more attention to improving students’ information literacy; but in this regard not enough consideration is being given to foreign students in the country, and their standard is not high enough. The information literacy training of foreign students differs from that of Chinese students. This paper, which focuses on first-year foreign students in China, involves an information literacy questionnaire and interviews. On the basis of an anaysis of the findings, some strategies are suggested for improving the information literacy of foreign students.