Motivation, Attitudes and Language Learning Strategies Use in Online Language Learning During the Covid-19 Pandemic (74125)

Session Information: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity
Session Chair: Lani San Antonio

Thursday, 28 March 2024 13:30
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 707
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

In 2020, a world-wide unexpected event took place; Covid-19 pandemic surely consolidated the new way of language learning and teaching. Online language learning has been reported to elucidate distinctive attitudes, motivation, and beliefs. Additionally, language learning strategies (LLS) have been vastly investigated yet only handful in online mode of language learning. The present study was guided by the objectives which were to answer how learners describe their attitudes, motivation, beliefs and LLS us. In the present study, 213 respondents took the questionnaires of modified AMTB (Attitude/Motivation Test Battery)and SILL (Strategy Inventory for Language Learning); moreover, eight online language learners had an one-on-one interview. Quantitative data was analyzed through descriptive statistics while qualitative data was transcribed and analyzed for thematic analysis (Auerbach & Silverstein, 2003). Through the lenses of complex dynamic theory by Larsen-Freeman (2017), the findings showed that foreign language learning during the Covid-19 pandemic possesses complex dynamic construct shaped by learners’ attitudes, motivation, beliefs and LLS use. The findings in the present study were in verdict with the previous studies that the learners generally have positive attitudes towards language learning and the target language community, and they show high level of motivation towards their online language learning. In terms of LLS, the learners favored metacognitive strategies followed by social strategies; in some cases, the learners preferred to employ these two strategies concomitantly.

Kasumi Arciaga, Utsunomiya University, Japan

About the Presenter(s)
Dr. Kasumi Arciaga is assistant professor at the English program of Utsunomiya University in Tochigi, Japan Her research interests are online and AI language learning and teaching, COIL, and intercultural communication.

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