What does Good Language Learner (GLL) say about foreign language learning? a story from an Indonesian learner

Wahyudi, Ribut (2014) What does Good Language Learner (GLL) say about foreign language learning? a story from an Indonesian learner. Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 5 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2203-4714

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Learning a foreign language could either be problematic or simplistic. For those who have learnt a foreign language (e.g. English) for along period of time but no significant progress it might be discouraging. On the other hand, for the successful learner it might be just an ‘’affordable price’’ to get through. This paper draws on a successful foreign language learning experience by an Indonesian learner of English. Having no English background, along with the learner’s non-linear degree courses makes this success story unique. The data was taken through questionnaire sent through email and Facebook correspondence, in which the respondent answered the set of questions and the researcher clarified for further explanation if the answer was not clear enough. The result of the questionnaire seems to indicate that the respondent characterizes some characteristics of good language learners (Rubin, 1975). However, there are domains in which the respondent’s personal narratives do differ with the characteristics of good language learners as has been described in the former studies.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: good language learner, language learning strategy, and foreign language learning
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Ribut Wahyudi
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2020 12:31


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