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ERIC Number: EJ1143802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7941
Personality Traits and Second Language Acquisition: The Influence of the Enneagram on Adult ESOL Students
Coker, Crystal; Mihai, Florin
TESOL Journal, v8 n2 p432-449 Jun 2017
In this qualitative study, researchers focused on providing explicit knowledge of personality traits via the Enneagram profile to a group of 10 adult advanced students of English for speakers of other languages. Through the Enneagram and two surveys, researchers gained insight into how students perceived the influence of their personality type on their second language (L2) learning experience in the United States. In this article, the researchers make recommendations about what could be done to incorporate the Enneagram personality profiles' information into L2 instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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