ERIC Number: ED427514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Secondary Students' Beliefs about Language Learning.
Kuntz, Patricia S.
This study investigated the beliefs about language learning held by secondary school students of French, German, Latin, and Spanish at five levels of instruction. Subjects were 447 students aged 11-18 years. Survey questions concerned language learning strategies and patterns, personal motivation for language learning, language aptitude, and the nature of language learning. Results are reported separately for each language group and in the aggregate, and are reported for major areas of agreement and major areas of disagreement, as well as areas in which language groups' responses differed somewhat. Overall, results indicate that students' beliefs about language learning do change somewhat over the course of their language learning experience, and that some differences exist between language groups. Implications for instruction are discussed briefly. The questionnaire is appended. Contains 19 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Expanded version of a paper presented at the Conference on Foreign Languages and Literatures (Youngstown, OH, October 24, 1998).