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ERIC Number: EJ1096398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1695-2618
Variations in Motivation, Anxiety and Boredom in Learning English in Second Life
Kruk, Mariusz
The EUROCALL Review, v24 n1 p25-39 Mar 2016
The article presents the results of a study whose main aim was to investigate the changes in motivation, language anxiety and boredom in learning English in "Second Life." The sample consisted of 16 second year students of English philology. The study was conducted over the period of a summer semester. During that time the participants of the study were asked to use "Second Life" and practice English there in their own time. The data were obtained by means of a background questionnaire and session logs and subjected to quantitative and qualitative analysis. The results show that the students declared quite high level of motivation to learn English in Second Life, low level of anxiety and relatively low level of boredom. In addition, the findings of the study revealed that both the reported motivation as well as the experience of boredom fluctuated over time. In contrast, the levels of foreign language anxiety declared by the subjects remained almost unchanged. Possible causes of such fluctuations are offered. [Note: The attached content shows an incorrect citation. This article was published in v24 n1 Mar 2016.]
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Poland
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