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Íkala, Revista de Lenguaje y Cultura

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BAILEY, Angela C.. What students are telling us: A case study on EFL needs and perceptions in the classroom. Íkala [online]. 2017, vol.22, n.3, pp.501-516. ISSN 0123-3432.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17533/udea.ikala.v22n03a08.

The purpose of this study was to analyze questionnaires about students' language learning beliefs in Barranquilla, Colombia. This qualitative, interpretative case study stems from the convergence of three research areas: beliefs about language learning and economic and sociocultural issues surrounding the language-learning context. The findings provided a clearer idea of who Colombian language students are by revealing that students' beliefs and perceptions about language learning are fluid and constantly shifting. Implications demonstrate that by addressing these shifts in beliefs and perceptions in our classroom practices, teachers could invariably make English language learning more interesting, context specific, and relevant to students.

Keywords : English language teaching; EFL; beliefs about language learning; learner perceptions..

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