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Second Language Learning and Teaching

Boredom in the Foreign Language Classroom

A Micro-Perspective

Authors: Pawlak, Miroslaw, Zawodniak, Joanna, Kruk, Mariusz

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  • Is ground-breaking in that it explores the construct of boredom which still remains sorely underappreciated and insufficiently understood, with little empirical research being undertaken, particularly in regard to L2 learning and teaching
  •  Uncovers the changing nature of boredom and factors responsible for it in the L2 classroom as well as offers instructional options for alleviating this negative emotion during language lessons
  •  Provides important guidelines for authors interested in conducting similar research
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The book focuses on boredom, a construct that has been explored in educational psychology but has received only scant attention from second language acquisition researchers. Although recent years have seen a growing interest in positive emotions in second or foreign language learning and teaching, negative emotions are always present in the classroom and they deserve to be investigated in their own right. 
The theoretical part provides an overview of the construct of boredom (e.g., definitions, types, empirical studies in the L2 classroom). The empirical part reports the findings of an empirical study which aimed to examine the changes in the levels of boredom experienced by a group of English majors in English classes and identify the factors accounting for such changes. The book closes with a discussion of directions for further research as well as some pedagogic implications. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Boredom in the Foreign Language Classroom
Book Subtitle
A Micro-Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Second Language Learning and Teaching
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50769-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50769-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-50768-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-50771-8
Series ISSN
2193-7648
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 116
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations
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