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ERIC Number: EJ968555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-0268-0513
Successful and Unsuccessful Distance Language Learners: An "Affective" Perspective
Xiao, Junhong
Open Learning, v27 n2 p121-136 2012
Research on the good language learner in the conventional learning context has been high on the agenda of practitioners in the field of English as a second language/English as a foreign language since the mid-1970s. This study, however, focuses on the distance learning context with the aim of constructing an "affective" profile of the successful distance language learner. According to this study, the successful distance language learner is highly motivated with specific reasons for his/her study, perceived progress, and appropriate tactics to maintain motivation; he/she has strong self-efficacy, which may lead to increased motivation and an internal locus of learning; he/she is metacognitively mature, and uses his/her initiative in dealing with anxiety arising from the distance language learning process. Implications from the research results are also discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China