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The Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale Study

Author : Fatma Gürsu
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This book aims to contribute the Turkish version of the Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS) to education in Turkey. Due to the fact that the original language of this scale is English, it is a handicap for the researcher to use it in his / her studies since to understand and answer this scale; the participants should be capable of understanding items in English. This study contains the research on the validity, reliability, and the language equivalence of the Turkish version of FLCAS. 353 participants of students from Y ld z Technical University Basic English department were administered for this study."

The Study of Second Language Acquisition

Author : Rod Ellis
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An up to date comprehensive introduction to second language acqusition research. Contains a general framework for the study of second language acquisition, provides a general description of learner language, accounts for the role of the linguistic environment, examines the learner's internal mechanisms, explores individual differences in language learning and reviews the expanding research on classroom second language acquisition.

Academic Studies in Foreign Language Education

Author : Yunus Dogan
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Academic Studies in Foreign Language Education

Social Dynamics in Second Language Accent

Author : John M. Levis
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This volume offers a definitive source for understanding social influences in L2 pronunciation, demonstrating the importance of empirical findings from a number of research perspectives, and outlining the directions that future work can take. The aim is to present a coherent argument for the significance of social factors and how they contribute to phonological acquisition.

The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Language Testing

Author : Paula Winke
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This Handbook, with 45 chapters written by the world’s leading scholars in second language acquisition (SLA) and language testing, dives into the important interface between SLA and language testing: shared ground where researchers seek to measure second language performance to better understand how people learn their second languages. The Handbook also reviews how to best measure and evaluate the second language (L2) learners’ personal characteristics, backgrounds, and learning contexts to better understand their L2 learning trajectories. Taking a transdisciplinary approach to research, the book builds upon recent theorizing and measurement principles from the fields of applied linguistics, cognitive science, psychology, psycholinguistics, psychometrics, educational measurement, and social psychology. The Handbook is divided into six key sections: (1) Assessment concepts for SLA researchers, (2) Building instruments for SLA research, (3) Measuring individual differences, (4) Measuring language development, (5) Testing specific populations, and (6) Measurement principles for SLA researchers.

Issues in Teaching Learning and Testing Speaking in a Second Language

Author : Mirosław Pawlak
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The volume constitutes a state-of-the-art account of issues related to teaching, learning and testing speaking in a second language. It brings together contributions by Polish and international scholars which seek to create links between theory, research and classroom practice, report the findings of studies investigating the impact of linguistic, cognitive and affective factors on the development and use of speaking skills, and provide concrete pedagogic proposals for instruction and assessment in this area. As such, the book will be of interest not only to second language acquisition theorists and researchers, but also to foreign language teachers willing to enhance the quality of speaking instruction in their classrooms.

Foreign Language Anxiety A Case Study of Chinese University Students Learning English as a Foreign Language

Author : Yin Xiaoteng
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Scientific Study from the year 2016 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, , language: English, abstract: This paper presents an empirical study of Foreign Language Anxiety in Chinese university students learning English as a foreign language. The subjects of the present study were 344 college students from Mainland China. They responded to a 5-point Likert scale questionnaire adapted from Horwitz’s Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS). Their responses to the questionnaire were submitted to exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis (with the help of statistical package of SPSS and AMOS) for identifying anxiety dimensions. The results show that four dimensions of anxiety exist among the subjects and the two dimensions of the FLCAS were closely examined to find the extent to which that the four-factor model adequately fit the data. The fit indices suggested that the instrument measuring the dimensions of anxiety specific to college students in China was valid construct-wise and reliable for future use.

Boredom in the Foreign Language Classroom

Author : Mirosław Pawlak
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The book focuses on boredom, a construct that has been explored in educational psychology but has received only scant attention from second language acquisition researchers. Although recent years have seen a growing interest in positive emotions in second or foreign language learning and teaching, negative emotions are always present in the classroom and they deserve to be investigated in their own right. The theoretical part provides an overview of the construct of boredom (e.g., definitions, types, empirical studies in the L2 classroom). The empirical part reports the findings of an empirical study which aimed to examine the changes in the levels of boredom experienced by a group of English majors in English classes and identify the factors accounting for such changes. The book closes with a discussion of directions for further research as well as some pedagogic implications.

UPRT 2007 Empirical Studies in English Applied Linguistics

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Emotions in Second Language Teaching

Author : Juan de Dios Martínez Agudo
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This edited volume explores the multifaceted nature of teacher emotions, presenting current research from different approaches and perspectives, focused towards the second language classroom. Twenty three chapters by well-known scholars from the applied linguistics, TESOL and educational psychology fields provide the reader with a holistic picture of teacher emotions, making this collection a significant contribution to the field of second language teaching. Given the emotional nature of teaching, the book explores a number of key issues or dimensions of L2 teachers’ emotions that were until now rarely considered. The contributions present the views of a select group of applied linguistic researchers and L2 teacher educators from around the world. This international perspective makes the book essential reading for both L2 teachers and teacher educators.