The study aims to explore how Asian EFL teachers and students think about foreign language learning. Participants are 23 English teachers and 197 students in a national university in south Taiwan. The Belief about Language Learning Inventory (BALLI) (Horwitz, 1988) was adopted as the research instrument and all available data were processed by SPSS Findings show that some mismatches do exist and it’s suggested that teachers be aware of it and try to bridge the gap in foreign language teaching and learning.
|Keywords:||Belief, Anxiety, Foreign Language Learning|
Associate professor & Vice President, Department of Health Care Management, University of Kang Ning, Tainan, Taiwan
Far East University of Technology, Taiwan
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied English, Shu Zen College of Medicine and Management, Tainan, Taiwan
Assistant professor, General Education Center,Kaomei College of Health Care and Management, Kaomei College of Health Care and Management, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Professor, Department of Applied English, Aletheia University, Taoyuan, Taiwan