TRÁVNÍKOVÁ, Petra. Language learning histories- students’ paths to language mastery. In Hradec Králové Anglophone Conference. 2022.
Other formats:   BibTeX LaTeX RIS
Basic information
Original name Language learning histories- students’ paths to language mastery
Authors TRÁVNÍKOVÁ, Petra.
Edition Hradec Králové Anglophone Conference, 2022.
Other information
Original language English
Type of outcome Presentations at conferences
Field of Study 50300 5.3 Education
Country of publisher Czech Republic
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Organization unit Language Centre
Keywords (in Czech) sebereflexe; deníky; narativy; výuka; autonomie
Keywords in English self-reflection; journals; learning narratives; language learning; autonomy
Tags International impact
Changed by Changed by: PaedDr. Marta Holasová, Ph.D., učo 38218. Changed: 25/3/2023 17:40.
Reflecting upon one’s journey to learn a particular language is a powerful tool helping learners realise what has worked for them ever since they started to learn the language. Looking back, they can also see the challenges and blind spots more clearly. Based on an analysis of 100 language learning histories written by advanced master’s students of humanities in the author’s presentation skills course, the paper describes the topics the students find essential and illustrates them on particular examples from the corpus. Students’ reflections of their past learning process are then analysed within the framework of Karlsson and Bradley’s (2018) narratives (transformation narrative, looking to the future, continuing to learn, and revisiting learning). Moreover, students’ accounts of their childhood and high school years also reveal quite a lot about the Czech education system over the past 20 years. Finally, students draw interesting comparisons between learning various languages, i.e. English, which is usually their first foreign language, and other, so-called second (third, fourth) foreign languages. Karlsson, Leena and Fergal Bradley (2018). Storytelling for Learning and Healing: Parallel Narrative Inquiries in Language Counselling. Learner Development Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 2. pp. 100-116.
PrintDisplayed: 7/6/2023 17:25