Echoing the English Language Experiences of Multilingual Students in Formal and Informal Settings

  • Elle Christine Dumaguit Melendez Bukidnon State University
Keywords: language learning and acquisition, summative diary, factors influencing English language learning, multilingual students


The present study aims to investigate the factors that influenced the English language learning/acquisition of nine multilingual university students who majored in English. Using Sim’s (2006) categories of English language learning factors, the participants narrated their formal and informal English language experiences through a summative diary and informal interview. In general, the results show the same set of key categories that are found in previous studies. These are motivation, beliefs, autonomy, anxiety, language learning strategies, and instructional materials, activities, and facilities.  However, the collection of specific narrations paints a different picture of the English language learning experiences of these multilingual participants. Based on the results, recommendations are given to enhance the teaching and learning of English in multilingual and multicultural settings and in the context of the present educational landscape.


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