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Motivation, anxiety and gender: how they influence the acquisition of english as a second language for Saudi students studying in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Alhammad, Mohammad
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-12T10:41:37Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-12T10:41:37Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6344
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Many students from Saudi Arabia go abroad to advance their studies for varied reasons. Ireland is a new experience for most of them. The aim of this study is to investigate how factors such as motivation and anxiety interact with gender issues to affect the acquisition of English as a second language for Saudi students choosing to study in Ireland. The research will investigate the role of motivation, anxiety and gender in the learning process for Saudi students studying English language schools in Ireland. A mixed methods approach will be used for the purposes of this research. In the case of this study, the sequential mixed design where the qualitative approach follows the quantitative will be applied. The data will be collected using questionnaires and follow up interviews. he questionnaire includes 30 multiple choice questions. The questionnaire will be made available online and participants will be given the option to volunteer for an interview by clicking an option and entering their contact details. The research subjects will be Saudi students at university language centers in Ireland. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher GRDS Publishing en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences;3, (2), pp. 93-104
dc.relation.uri https://dx.doi.org/10.20319/pijss.2017.32.93104
dc.rights This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access en_US
dc.subject second language acquisition en_US
dc.subject motivation en_US
dc.subject anxiety en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.title Motivation, anxiety and gender: how they influence the acquisition of english as a second language for Saudi students studying in Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.20319/pijss.2017.32.93104
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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