Share Paper: Perceptual Training of Foreign Language and Self-efficacy: Consideration from Questionnaire Response after Longitudinal Training for Young Learners

  1. Yuko Ikuma, Osaka Kyoiku University, Japan
Wednesday, June 29 5:15 PM-7:00 PM Grand Ballroom C

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 ...