Beliefs about language learning: a study of American university students learning Korean

Jee, Min Jung (2013) Beliefs about language learning: a study of American university students learning Korean. Language Research, 49 2: 399-418.

Author Jee, Min Jung
Title Beliefs about language learning: a study of American university students learning Korean
Journal name Language Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0254-4474
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 49
Issue 2
Start page 399
End page 418
Total pages 20
Place of publication Seoul, Republic of Korea
Publisher Seoul National University * Language Education Institute
Language eng
kor
Abstract This study investigated Korean as a Foreign Language (KFL) students’beliefs about language learning in three levels of Korean classes. Sixtythree students participated in this study, and the Beliefs About Language Learning Instrument (BALLI) by Horwitz (1987) was used to ask students’ beliefs about language learning. Descriptive analysis yielded that most of the students had positive beliefs about learning Korean or foreign languages. They were highly motivated, and they thought that Korean is a useful language. However, ANOVA yielded no significant differences among the three levels of students, and there were no correlations between beliefs and final grades, and between beliefs and language levels. Such implications for instructors as teaching strategy use and motivating students to have specific goals were discussed.
Keyword Learner beliefs
Korean as a foreign language
Affect
BALLI
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes URL: http://www.dbpia.co.kr/Journal/ArticleDetail/3259305

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Languages and Cultures Publications
 
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