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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Korean Language Education in Australia|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2016|
|Event||1st Conference on Korean Language Education in Australia - Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 4 Nov 2016 → 5 Nov 2016
|Conference||1st Conference on Korean Language Education in Australia|
|Period||4/11/16 → 5/11/16|