A Case Study on the Causes of Foreign Language Enjoyment of a Chinese EFL Learner



This study investigates a Chinese EFL learner’s experience of learning English from childhood to adulthood and analyzes the factors contributing to his foreign language enjoyment (FLE) from primary school to university. The main factors are personal progress, excellent performance, and the teacher’s supportive and encouraging attitude toward the student. Finally, several suggestions for teachers’ teaching are given according to those factors.


English learning experiences; Foreign language enjoyment; Positive psychological responses

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