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ERIC Number: ED508640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Language Classroom: A "Girls' Domain"? Female and Male Students' Perspectives on Language Learning
Nikitina, Larisa; Furuoka, Fumitaka
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MICOLLAC) (5th, Subang, Selangor, Malaysia, May 22-24, 2007)
Substantial research has been done on gender differences in relation to various aspects of learning and teaching. In the field of language learning learner's gender and its relationship with emotional (affective) components of language study has been a subject of numerous academic inquiries. These studies have focused on female and male students' motivational patterns, classroom behaviour, conceptions of teacher-student interaction, etc. However, research on beliefs about language learning from the gender perspective has been lacking. The present study aims to address this gap and examines beliefs held by one hundred seven students learning a foreign (Russian) language at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). The participants were asked to respond to questionnaires after which the obtained data were computed and the statistical analysis was performed to assess whether the male and female students' beliefs about language learning were significantly different. Pedagogical implications of the research findings are briefly discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia