The Role of Self-Esteem in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

  • Agnieszka Habrat

Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Agnieszka Habrat
    Pages 77-114
  3. Agnieszka Habrat
    Pages 115-140
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 153-172

About this book


This book demonstrates how foreign language self-esteem (FLSE) affects foreign language (L2) learning and teaching, and how it fluctuates with growing proficiency. Further, it explains the interaction between FLSE and a range of factors of recognized importance in second language acquisition (SLA). The theoretical part of the book presents the main pillars of self-esteem as well as its notable influence on psychological functioning and learning, with special emphasis being placed on L2 learning. In turn, the empirical part presents the findings of a study that explored the trajectory and behavioural outcomes of FLSE across three stages of education. The book closes by outlining future research directions, as well as some pedagogical implications. In particular, the findings of the study can be employed in teaching English as a foreign or second language by helping instructors understand the significance of learners’ individual differences.


Foreign Language Self-esteem Global Self-esteem (GSE) Affective Factors L2 Proficiency Motivation Self-conficence in Language Learning

Authors and affiliations

  • Agnieszka Habrat
    • 1
  1. 1.Zakład Filologii AngielskiejPaństwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa im. Stanisława Pigonia w KrośnieKrosnoPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-75282-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-75283-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-7656
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