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English language ability and selection of a third language in general education
creator
NDC
English
abstract
In this study, a general question was addressed as to how freshman students whose English language achievements broadly vary select a third language in their general education courses. Specifically, three hypotheses were examined: (1) Higher achievers of English tend to select a European langueage (e.g.,German) while lower achievers an Asian language (e.g.,Chinese). (2)English language achievemtn significantly correlates positively with German grade at the end of the first semester. (3)English language achievement does not significantly correlate with Chinese grade at the end of the first semester. Surprisingly, results were all in the negative direction. One plausible interpretation for these null findings is that the effect of foreign language aptitude is developmentally attenuated and then superseded by motivational factors created in the new situation. Some implications for further research are briefly discussed.
journal title
Memoirs of the Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University. V, Studies and linguistic culture
volume
Volume 29
start page
45
end page
52
date of issued
2003
publisher
広島大学総合科学部
issn
0385-1494
ncid
SelfDOI
language
jpn
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
department
Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences
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