Spanish and French foreign learners' blogging experience: motivation and attitude

Normand-Marconnet, Nadine and Cordella, Marisa (2012) Spanish and French foreign learners' blogging experience: motivation and attitude. JALT CALL Journal, 8 1: 3-16.

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Author Normand-Marconnet, Nadine
Cordella, Marisa
Title Spanish and French foreign learners' blogging experience: motivation and attitude
Journal name JALT CALL Journal
ISSN 1832-4215
Publication date 2012-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 8
Issue 1
Start page 3
End page 16
Total pages 14
Place of publication Tokyo, Japan
Publisher The Japan Association for Language Teaching
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract This study makes use of weblogs (blogs) with the specific aim to assist intermediate second language learners of Spanish or French. We investigate the use of individual blogging in 158 Spanish and French learners to understand students’ motivation and attitude to blog in the foreign language over the 12 week period of the program. Results show that the rate of motivation fluctuated throughout the course of the project and that students showed a positive attitude towards learning and researching their assigned topics. In addition, some difficulties identified by students at the start of the program improved over time. Exposure to digital media contributes to improving the students’ language experience.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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