Main motivational components of Korean language students in a Australian higher education setting

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Abstract

The present paper presents a research conducted at the University of Western Australia on students of Korean as a foreign language. The goal of the project was to investigate the main components affecting learning motivations and to analyse student’s needs in regard to teaching activities. A total of 201 students enrolled in first, second, and third year Korean language units filled in a questionnaire divided into four scales focused respectively on motivation, perceived difficulty of language task, learning attitude, and learning materials. Statistical analysis of the survey includes a Principal Component Analysis to highlight main motivational components, followed by Pearson’s correlation test and T-test to show correlation among scales and unit levels. Two follow up focus group interviews were conducted to frame better the survey results within the present context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st Conference on Korean Language Education in Australia
EditorsDuk-Soo Park
Pages48-66
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016
Event1st Conference on Korean Language Education in Australia - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 Nov 20165 Nov 2016

Conference

Conference1st Conference on Korean Language Education in Australia
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period4/11/165/11/16

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