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Paper

Department

Communication Disorders

Location

Barry Bible Building, Room 126

Description

In academia, researchers have long been concerned about the decrease in foreign language study in higher education. There is a reverse trend outside the classroom. The Covid-19 pandemic changed everything, including foreign language study. Global lockdowns sparked worldwide interest in a number of hobbies, and interest in language learning increased right alongside bread-baking and self-taught guitar. In light of these changes in our world, there is a need to create a new category of foreign language learning. This work proposes the title of "Leisure Language Learning" to encompass those that pursue a foreign language as a hobby.

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New Direction in Foreign Lanugae Learning: Leisure Learning

Barry Bible Building, Room 126

In academia, researchers have long been concerned about the decrease in foreign language study in higher education. There is a reverse trend outside the classroom. The Covid-19 pandemic changed everything, including foreign language study. Global lockdowns sparked worldwide interest in a number of hobbies, and interest in language learning increased right alongside bread-baking and self-taught guitar. In light of these changes in our world, there is a need to create a new category of foreign language learning. This work proposes the title of "Leisure Language Learning" to encompass those that pursue a foreign language as a hobby.

 

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