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Title: Extroversion/Introversion in Foreign Language Learning
Subtitle: Interactions with Learner Strategy Use
Written By: Natsumi Wakamoto
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 67

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).

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783039115969
Pages: 158
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