Perceptual Training of Foreign Language and Self-efficacy: Consideration from Questionnaire Response after Longitudinal Training for Young Learners
Wednesday, June 29 5:15 PM-7:00 PM Location: Grand Ballroom C
Presider: Jodie Hemerda, Bridgepoint Education, United States
Abstract: This paper is a report on the findings of a questionnaire study conducted on a young learners using self-paced computer-assisted language learning (CALL) system for three years. Text mining techniques were used to examine the relationship between the training effect of the second language (L2) and pupils’ self-efficacy toward L2 learning. Findings indicate that pupils who improve their proficiency on L2 syllables tend to get interested in “conversation,” “interlocutor,” “sentence,” and so on. On the other hand, pupils whose self-efficacy were rather low tend to have difficulty on “discrimination of phonemes,” “listening,” or “conversation.” The results implicate that learners obtain a feeling of self-efficacy on L2 conversation when they think they have acquired factors related to language rhythm while they could lose self-confidence when they are immature in L2 sound system.