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Beliefs, Agency and Identity in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paula Kalaja, Ana Maria F. Barcelos, Mari Aro, Maria Ruohotie-Lyhty
      Pages 3-7
    3. Paula Kalaja, Ana Maria F. Barcelos, Mari Aro, Maria Ruohotie-Lyhty
      Pages 8-24
  3. Learning English as a Foreign Language: From School Children to Young Adults

  4. Studying Foreign Languages: From First-Year University Students to Graduates

  5. Teaching Foreign Languages: From Novice Teachers to Experienced Professionals

  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Paula Kalaja, Ana Maria F. Barcelos, Mari Aro, Maria Ruohotie-Lyhty
      Pages 205-218
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-237

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the phenomena of believing (or giving personal meanings), acting, and identifying (or identity construction), and the interconnectedness of these phenomena in the learning and teaching of English and other foreign languages.

Keywords

Language learning language teaching English learners teachers student teachers pre-service teachers in-service teachers beliefs about SLA beliefs about language learning and teaching learner beliefs teacher beliefs agency identity teacher identity learner identity professional identity longitudinal interviews visual narratives first language Language Learning second language SLA

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of JyväskyläFinland
  2. 2.Federal University of ViçosaBrazil

About the authors

Paula Kalaja is Professor of English at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. She specializes in aspects of second language (L2) learning, including beliefs, attitudes, attributions, and aspects of L2 writing. She has co-authored and -edited a number of books including Beliefs about SLA: New Research Approaches (2003), Narratives of Learning and Teaching EFL (2008) and a number of textbooks.

Ana Maria F. Barcelos is Associate Professor of English at the Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil. Her main interests include beliefs about language learning and teaching as related to emotions and identities. She has co-authored and -edited a number of books including Beliefs about SLA: New Research Approaches (2003) and Narratives of Learning and Teaching EFL (2008).

Mari Aro has been Senior Researcher in the Department of Languages, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Her main areas of research include learner beliefs and agency. With dialogism and the work of the Bakhtin Circle as her theoretical background, she focuses particularly on the notions of voice and authority.

Maria Ruohotie-Lyhty is Postdoctoral Researcher in Language Pedagogy in the Department of Teacher Education, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Her main areas of research include foreign language teachers' professional development, agency and identity as well as the development of teacher education.

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Reviews

“This is when the uniqueness and methodological rigor of the research studies recounted in the book come into view. … this book is insightful, enlightening, and enjoyable and recommended reading for every language learning and teaching program’s library.” (Melanie Taylor Gobert, Independence, February – March, 2019)​