The Beliefs about Language Learning Inventory (BALLI): Teacher Version. This version adapted with Horwitz, E. K. (). Becoming a language teacher: A. Re-examining Horwitz’s Beliefs About Language Learning Inventory (BALLI) in the Malaysian .. She acknowledged that the themes in her questionnaire were. It is concluded that development of the BALLI marked the beginning of . four items adapted from the Beliefs About Language Learning questionnaire (Horwitz, .
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The language learners who think that it is important to speak English with an excellent pronunciation try to have native-like accents and since most of learners cannot have a perfect accent, this may lead them to further dissatisfaction and disillusionment. After the collection of the data, they were analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.
Foreign Language Aptitude Table 1 consists of nine items 1, 2, 6, 10, 11, 16, 19, 30, and 33 which dealt with foreign language aptitude. Methodology Participants To investigate the beliefs about language learning, students from three language institutes and 80 language teachers took part as participants.
A Comparison of EFL Teachers and Students’ Beliefs about Language Learning
The items of the questionnaire appear in the results section. The findings of Horwitz, Kern, and Mantle-Bromely were similar in several aspects and they observed that some of the learner beliefs were different from teacher beliefs.
The Difficulty of Language Learning Table 2 consists of five items 3, 4, 15, 25, 34 which deal with the difficulty of language learning. Download article Author Biodata. This represents that almost half of the students underestimate the difficulty of speaking a foreign language and according to Peacock the learners who underestimate the difficulty of language learning are significantly less proficient than those who thought otherwise and it is possible that their lower proficiency is a result of such a belief.
In the result section these items have been categorized based on the topic being discussed. Also these teachers had attended in-service teacher training programs to update themselves in language teaching and the processes of language learning.
None of the teachers and students disagree or strongly disagree that they want to speak English very well. First-year student trainee beliefs about language learning were collected using BALLI and were compared with teacher beliefs.
Review of literature According to Richards and Schmitlearner beliefs include opinions learners have about various aspects of language, learning and teaching. Most of the teachers and students agree or strongly agree to learn about English speaking culture and to learn English in an English speaking country.
To investigate the beliefs about language learning, students from three language institutes and 80 language teachers took part as participants. If they had any difficulty, the researchers could help the participants with any problems.
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Their ages ranged from 25 to 39 with an average age of Learning and Communication Strategies Table 4 is concerned with learning and communication strategies and there were eight items 7, 9, 13, 14, 18, 21, 22, Table 4 is concerned with learning and communication strategies and there were eight items 7, 9, 13, 14, 18, 21, 22, Teachers should be told that these beliefs do not help language learning. Also the relationship between these beliefs, motivation, and classroom practice is an area that could be researched more, especially in order to find out whether the beliefs regarded as detrimental are really detrimental as far as teachers and students are themselves concerned.
Several studies have researched beliefs about the language learning of both in-service and pre-service teachers. Such a sharp contrast of opinions can be partially due to the learning environment and teaching methods in Iranian governmental schools which focus on memorizing new words and grammar points.
This inventory included items on aptitude, nature of language learning, learning and communication strategies, and motivation.
All of these may affect their questionnajre and motivation in learning and may have an influence on their learning strategies and learning outcomes. Table 2 consists of five items 3, 4, 15, 25, 34 which deal with the difficulty of language learning.
According to Richards and Schmitlearner beliefs include opinions learners have about various aspects of language, learning and teaching. Peacock carried out a longitudinal study that explored changes in beliefs about second language learning of trainee ESL teachers.
This gap in questinonaire current literature on learning beliefs was the motivation behind conducting this study bwlli a context where the issue has not received due attention by researchers. Regarding the teacher participants, there were 36 female teachers and 44 male teachers.
Indeed teachers and students are interconnected components of an educational program; and in order to gauge the effectiveness of the system, their shared contributions should be taken into consideration rather than regarding them as detached. User Name Password Sign In.
The Nature of Language Learning Table 3 had six items 8, 12, 17, 23, 27, 28 which deal with the nature of language learning. Having such beliefs may have other reasons.