ERIC Number: ED343400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Emotional Hindrances in the FL Learning Situation: The Weak Self Concept.
Laine, Eero J.
Some affective/emotional factors in the foreign language learning situation that tend to hinder the learner in learning the target language are analyzed. Beginning with an explanation of theory concerning the "affective filter" and learning, the discussion proceeds to research findings on self-concept and their relationship to the affective filter and to learning difficulties. General, academic, and target language-specific self concept are all examined. These concepts are then presented in the form of a model of second language learner motivation. A brief bibliography is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Equality in Language Learning. Proceedings of the Nordic Conference of Applied Linguistics (5th, Jyvaskyla, Finland, June 4-7, 1987); see FL 020 065.