Foreign Language Learning Beliefs Among Student Teachers

Zailani, Jusoh (2017) Foreign Language Learning Beliefs Among Student Teachers. In: International Seminar on Islamic Jurisprudence in CntemporarySociety 2017, 4-5 March 2017, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin.

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Learning a foreign language is a monumental undertaking for most students because learning a language is different from learning subject matters. Nonetheless, the experience can be made more enjoyable and less frustrating if some issues are given due attention. One of the issues is understanding students’ affective domain such as their beliefs about the learning process. This aspect, which is often neglected, is as important as the cognitive aspect such as intelligence and aptitude. Thus, the study was conducted to investigate student teachers’ beliefs about learning foreign languages namely Arabic, Japanese, Thai and Madarin. Students from diploma in TESL in UniSZA were chosen as respondents in this study. An instrument, BALLI, which is a measure of students’ belief about language learning was the primary instrument for data collection. The data were analysed descriptively. Findings indicate that the beliefs held by the student teachers are positive regardless of the foreign languages studied. This finding has several practical and pedagogical implications.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Languages & Communication
Depositing User: Muhammad Akmal Azhar
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2020 04:39
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2020 04:39

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