Advertisement

© 2020

Boredom in the Foreign Language Classroom

A Micro-Perspective

Book

Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mirosław Pawlak, Joanna Zawodniak, Mariusz Kruk
    Pages 1-14
  3. Mirosław Pawlak, Joanna Zawodniak, Mariusz Kruk
    Pages 15-37
  4. Mirosław Pawlak, Joanna Zawodniak, Mariusz Kruk
    Pages 39-50
  5. Mirosław Pawlak, Joanna Zawodniak, Mariusz Kruk
    Pages 51-94
  6. Mirosław Pawlak, Joanna Zawodniak, Mariusz Kruk
    Pages 95-97
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 99-116

About this book

Introduction

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. 

Keywords

Boredom Negative Emotions Micro-Perspective Dis/engagement Individual Learner Differences

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine ArtsAdam Mickiewicz UniversityKaliszPoland
  2. 2.University of Zielona GóraZielona GóraPoland
  3. 3.University of Zielona GóraZielona GóraPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Boredom in the Foreign Language Classroom
  • Book Subtitle A Micro-Perspective
  • Authors Mirosław Pawlak
    Joanna Zawodniak
    Mariusz Kruk
  • Series Title Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Series Abbreviated Title Second Language Learning,Teaching
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-50769-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-50768-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-50771-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-50769-5
  • Series ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series E-ISSN 2193-7656
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 116
  • Number of Illustrations 21 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Applied Linguistics
    Language Education
  • Buy this book on publisher's site