Community Languages Australia

Australian Federation of Ethnic Schools Associations Inc.

"The two faces of Janus? Enjoyment and Anxiety among Foreign Language Learners".

Positive psychology theory suggests that positive and negative emotion form phenomenologically separate dimensions with different functions. The present study investigates enjoyment and anxiety among 1,746 current language learners from around the world who completed an internet survey. Results show that patterns of enjoyment and anxiety differ across groups defined by

relative proficiency, number of languages, education level, global region, and age. Female participants reported both more enjoyment and more anxiety.

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