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Original scientific paper

CROATIAN EFL LEARNERS’ AFFECTIVE PROFILE, ASPIRATIONS AND ATTITUDES TO ENGLISH CLASSES

Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović ; Filozofski fakultet, Sveučilište u Zagrebu


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Abstract

The author focuses on affective learner characteristics as
individual differences among Croatian learners of EFL. In the introduction to
the paper she contextualizes affective aspects of FL learning by identifying those
factors that are relevant for this paper and through referring to relevant second
language acquisition and FL theory research studies. In the main part of the paper
the author describes her own research carried out on a convenience sample of
Croatian primary and secondary school learners of EFL. She considers the
fi ndings concerning their affective profi le, aspirations and attitudes to EFL classes
in interaction with a host of other variables shown important in FL learning, such
as out-of-class learning of EFL, gender, school location, use of the Internet etc. She
concludes that, besides their importance at the theoretical level, the obtained results
have important practical implications, particularly for FL teacher education.

Keywords

affective learner factors; affective learner profi le; aspirations; motivation; attitudes

Hrčak ID:

26944

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/26944

Publication date:

14.5.2007.

Article data in other languages: croatian

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