Students´ Language Learning Beliefs and other Aspects that Affect Their Achievement

Fernando Manuel Peralta Castro, María Andrade-Arechiga


Studies have revealed that language learners’ beliefs affect their language learning (White, 2008). Mori (1999) found significant correlation between beliefs and achievement in her study of American college students studying Japanese. This study investigates language students with very similar beliefs, but different level of achievement in a language test. Findings reveal that besides the students’ beliefs, other aspects such as students’ language learning background could also affect their achievement. 

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