Learning foreign languages at tertiary level in the context of constructivist paradigm

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The article presents an investigation of learning foreign languages at tertiary level from the constructivist perspective and reports the findings of the research carried out at five universities in Lithuania. The sample of the research included 972 first-year students from 25 major studies; the investigation was aimed at examining the methods of learning English as a foreign language that students are aware of, the status quo of students' metacognition, the relations of variables with the assessment environment that students are familiar with at the initial stage of university studies. The data were analysed using statistical methods of descriptive statistics, distribution frequencies and correlational statistics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-26
Number of pages9
JournalActa paedagogica Vilnensia
Volume16
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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foreign language
paradigm
learning
frequency distribution
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first-year student
descriptive statistics
statistical method
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Keywords

  • English as a foreign language
  • University studies
  • Constructivist paradigm
  • Learning methods

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