Changes In Beliefs About Language Learning and Teaching by Foreign Language Teachers In an Applied Linguistics Course

Laurel Abreu, University of Southern Mississippi


This article presents the results of a study on the language learning and teaching beliefs of graduate students enrolled in an applied linguistics course in a language teaching program. Ten participants completed a questionnaire at the start of the course and another at the end; their responses were analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively. Following the course, changes were identified in the participants' beliefs about the difficulty of learning a second language and their goals for their future students.