Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 14. Number 4 December 2023                    Pp. 252-268

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Developing ESL Proficiency via Visual Teaching Tools in
International Schools of China

 Luo Haifa
Jiujiang Polytechnic Vocational College,
Lianxi District, Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province, China

Gevorg Grigoryan
Jiangxi Tellhow Animation Vocational College
Jiangxi Province, Nanchang, China
Corresponding Author:

Lili Karapetyan
Yerevan State University
Yerevan, Alex Manoogian 009, Armenia

Ning Huichun
Jiangxi Tellhow Animation Vocational College
Vice-director of International Cooperation & Exchange Department
Mara Teknologi University, Malaysia

Received:08/06/2023                     Accepted: 12/01/2023                Published:12/15/2023


The effectiveness of using video-based instruction to teach English to young Chinese autistic language learners is the focus of the following article. The present study employed several methods such as online questionnaires, commentaries, interviews, and quantitative and qualitative methodologies to assess data and accomplish its objectives. The research’s relevance is limited by the reality that Chinese students struggle academically and find it difficult to socialize with their peers on a daily basis. The purpose of this study is to present the results of educating young Chinese autistic students through video-based instruction and visual learning activities. The research’s practical value is strongly reinforced by the content’s usefulness in teaching English to students with special needs. The results demonstrate that visual learning activities and video-based education promote inclusivity in the classroom and encourage peer social engagement.
Keywords: Autism spectrum disorder, ESL proficiency, international schools, second language learning,
video-based teaching, young Chinese learners

Cite as: Haifa, L., Grigoryan, G., Karapetyan, L., & Huichun, N. (2023). Autism Spectrum Disorder: Developing ESL Proficiency via Visual Teaching Tools in International Schools of China,  Arab World English Journal, 14 (4): 252-262.


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Received: 08/06/2023   
Accepted: 12/01/2023 
Published: 12/15/2023   

Luo Haifa- English lecturer at Jiujiang Polytechnic Vocational College, Lianxi District, Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province, a Ph.D. student at the University of Technology, Malaysia, ORCID:

Gevorg Grigoryan-Ph.D. in Philology, English teacher at Jiangxi Tellhow Animation Vocational College, China, Nanchang, published more than 15 scholarly articles, email: ORCID:

Lili Karapetyan-Associate Professor at Yerevan State University, Armenia, Yerevan, author of more than 15 scholarly articles, editor of the international journal ”Armenia Foila of English Studies” ORCID:

Ning Huichun- Jiangxi Tellhow Animation Vocational College: Vice-director of International Cooperation & Exchange Department, Ph.D student in Mara Teknologi University, Malaysia, email:   ORCID: