Review on Foreign Language Enjoyment and Its Pedagogical Implications

Xi Cao, Yu Fu


This paper aims to review empirical and theoretical studies on foreign language enjoyment (FLE) and their application in language education research. Under the framework of positive psychology, this paper introduces the underlying dimensions and main tenet of FLE. Then it takes a closer look at how individual and social variables influence FLE. Subsequently, potential theoretical and pedagogical implications are provided. In the end, the limitations of studies in this domain are indicated, and suggestions for future studies are provided to extend the boundaries of the researches of FLE.

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