Date: 12-Mar-2009 From: Christian Bieri <publicitypeterlang.com> Subject: Extroversion/Introversion in Foreign Language Learning: Wakamoto E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Extroversion/Introversion in Foreign Language Learning
Subtitle: Interactions with Learner Strategy Use
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 67
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
Author: Natsumi Wakamoto
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039115969 Pages: 158 Price: U.S. $ 48.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039115969 Pages: 158 Price: U.K. £ 31.60
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This book explores how learners' personalities influence foreign language learning in Japan. In particular, this volume investigates three main research questions: What are the learning strategies generally employed by Japanese college students? What are the characteristic learning strategies of extroverts and introverts? Do extroversion and introversion have an impact on English listening proficiency? In the analysis carried out in the volume, both quantitative and qualitative research methods have been used. As regards the former, various types of questionnaires have been employed, measuring strategy use, personality characteristics, and English proficiency. As regards the latter, the strategies students use both in the classroom and in a tutorial learning situation have been observed, integrated with interviews with the students themselves regarding their use of learning strategies. In the last part of the book, the pedagogical implications of this study are examined with suggestions for both teachers and learners.
Individual differences among language learners - Extroversion/Introversion - English as a foreign language (EFL) - Learner strategies - English listening proficiency - Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).