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Jee, Min Jung – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
This study investigated Korean-as-a-foreign-language (KFL) students' foreign language anxiety (FLA) in relation to five affective variables (i.e., unwillingness to communicate, classroom risk-taking, classroom sociability, motivation, and self-efficacy) as well as to self-rated Korean proficiency. One hundred and fifty-two KFL students who were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Korean, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Sanchez-Castro, Olga; Mrowa-Hopkins, Colette – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This study seeks to examine variations in patterns of interactivity as they are displayed in the ongoing discourse construction of high and low self-efficacy learners of Spanish in the context of computer-mediated-communication. The paper specifically focuses on the analysis of synchronous text chats of six university students of Spanish at…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Interpersonal Communication
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Ho, Judy Woon Yee – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2008
China resumed its sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997. Since then drastic changes in this former British colony have occurred. One of these changes is a shift in language policy, from bilingualism (Cantonese and English) to trilingualism (Cantonese, English and Putonghua). The present study is aimed at investigating tertiary students' use of…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Focus Groups, Learning Motivation, Diaries