A Universal Model For Learning Languages
The presentation explores the role of self-perception and personality in language learning, with particular reference to Jungian psychodynamic models. Data from over 1000 language learners will be presented in order to critically assess connections between different language learning approaches and personal preferences. Some of the core questions will include:
Are personality based preferences important when it comes to language learning and if so, how important?
Are specific approaches and resources more beneficial to certain personality types more than to others?
How apt are existing models to help us establish such connections?
These questions will lead to the introduction of a simple model that suggests how even great differences across learners might be reconciled and live within the same framework. The purpose of the presentation is partially informative (sharing data and work done) and partially thought-provoking, as the model suggested is a work in progress that does not currently fully satisfy even the authors themselves!