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Relationship between college students' English learning beliefs and their English achievement in e-learning

대학 이러닝 학습자의 영어학습믿음과 영어성취도 관계 분석

  • Cho, Hyewon (Dept. of Liberal Arts, Far East University)
  • Received : 2016.09.22
  • Accepted : 2016.11.20
  • Published : 2016.11.28

Abstract

This study aims to examine English learning beliefs of Korean college students enrolled in e-learning courses and to investigate the relationship between their beliefs and L2 achievement. Horwitz's Beliefs about Language Learning Inventory was used to elicit students' beliefs about English learning and their grades in a final exam were employed for the English achievement measure. The data from one hundred sixteen respondents were analyzed through a factor analysis and the analysis revealed 5 factors: Motivation, learning strategies, English aptitude, foreign language aptitude, and communication strategies. The results showed that the most of the e-learning students had a high level of motivation and expectation in learning English but they believed that they had a low language aptitude. Statistically significant correlation was found between students' beliefs in motivation and their L2 attainment.

Keywords

E-learning;English learning beliefs;Achievement;BALLI;Motivation

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