Joseph Price (PhD candidate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln) is Coordinator of Administration in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Nebraska.
Current Perceptions and Beliefs Among Incoming College Students Towards Foreign Language Study and Language Requirements
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 2006 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 39, Issue 3, pages 383–394, October 2006
How to Cite
Price, J. and Gascoigne, C. (2006), Current Perceptions and Beliefs Among Incoming College Students Towards Foreign Language Study and Language Requirements. Foreign Language Annals, 39: 383–394. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.2006.tb02895.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT: Opinions of foreign language study, as well as attitudes toward specific cultures and languages, influence student motivation and success. The purpose of the present study is to catalogue and report the perceptions and attitudes of recent incoming college students (freshman and transfer students) concerning foreign or second language (L2) study and foreign language requirements in a post-9/11 context. The results offer insights into students' evolving beliefs and concerns, which can be used to inform and subsequently improve the teaching-learning process through the development of timely, meaningful, and responsive language learning environments.