What is it about?

Two EFL students thinking back about how they felt when they had to use English

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Why is it important?

A the heart is an epistemological point about any quantitative score on a FLE/ FLCA (sub)dimension being unable to cover the whole complexity and richness of the dimension. Scores on dimensions are great because it allows stats and some generalizability, but human experience cannot be entirely quantified, and values on a dimension should not be essentialised. Hence the importance of an emic dimension, hearing participants' voices and unique experiences.


This was my first completely qualitative paper on FLE and FLCA

Jean-Marc Dewaele
Birkbeck University of London

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This page is a summary of: The relationship between incommensurable emotions and willingness to communicate in English as a foreign language: a multiple case study, Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, October 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/17501229.2019.1675667.
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