Participant 1: Rebecca
Rebecca is an associate professor at Danish university A. She has 30 years of teaching experience - including eight years in TCFL - and was in her late fifties when the study was conducted. Rebecca has lived in Denmark since the 1990s. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Chinese universities, but she obtained a PhD from a university in Denmark. Upon being recruited by Danish university A, Rebecca completed a course on university pedagogy, which was limited to a two- month practicum as part of her PhD programme.
Participant 2: Grace
Grace is a university lecturer at Danish university B and has 18 years of TCFL experience. She was in her early forties when the study was conducted. Grace has lived in Denmark for two years and holds an MA in language education from a university in China. Grace was not offered the opportunity to study university pedagogy when recruited by Danish university B.
Participant 3: Thomas
Thomas is a university lecturer at Danish university C and has four years of TCFL experience. He was in his mid-forties when the study was conducted. Thomas obtained his BA from China and his MA from a Danish university. He has lived in Denmark since 2007. Thomas was given the opportunity to study university pedagogy at a Danish university, but this was limited to a two-week practicum as an in-service university teacher.