Perspective: Personality Factors in Second Language Learning

Nailul Fauziyah

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Understanding how human beings feel, respond, believe and value is as an exceedingly important aspect of a theory of second language acquisition. The consideration of specific personality factors in second language learning and how it is influenced the EFL students are needed to discuss intensively. Whereas, personality factors – self-esteem, extroversion-introversion, anxiety, risk-taking, empathy, inhibition, and tolerance of ambiguity- are the intrinsic side of affectivity within a person that can contribute in some way to the success of language learning. Some factors will contribute the success or failure in learning language such as; the external and internal factors, the stable and unstable, and the controllable and uncontrollable of language learners. Obviously, the language learning context which one acquires a language within instructed setting or natural, input-poor or input-rich, a favorite or professional teacher or not, it will also highly impact on how successful we will be at learning a foreign language. Thus, the aim of this paper is to describe and summarize within the contribution of personality factors in second language learning.

 

Key words:  Personality, Second Language Learning


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