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ERIC Number: EJ1121233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2191-611X
Attitudes and Motivational Factors behind Finnish Business Students' Choices of Foreign Languages
Grasz, Sabine; Schlabach, Joachim
Language Learning in Higher Education, v1 n2 p447-466 Nov 2012
This article presents the findings of a study conducted at five Finnish business schools in 2009. The aim of the study was to provide a broad picture of different aspects connected with language education at universities. After an overview of the situation of language studies in Finnish business education, the results are presented of the analysis of students' language backgrounds and their attitudes towards languages, language learning and plurilingualism. Finally, a closer look is taken at the respondents' reasons for choosing or not choosing different languages, and their reasons for withdrawing from courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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