Learning Spanish as a Second Language: Learners’ Orientations and Perceptions of Their Teachers’ Communication Style

@article{Noels2001LearningSA,
  title={Learning Spanish as a Second Language: Learners’ Orientations and Perceptions of Their Teachers’ Communication Style},
  author={K. Noels},
  journal={Language Learning},
  year={2001},
  volume={51},
  pages={107-144}
}
  • K. Noels
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology
  • Language Learning
Students in lower-level Spanish classes (N = 322) completed a questionnaire assessing intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for learning Spanish, feelings of autonomy and competence regarding language learning, integrative orientation, and perceptions of teachers’ communication style. The results of a path analysis showed that the more controlling the teacher was perceived to be, the less the students felt they were autonomous agents in the learning process, and the lower was students’ intrinsic… Expand

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