HAAL Seminar (February 28, 2018)


Date:                         Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Venue:                       AG434, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Time:                         6:00 – 7:00 pm

Influences of self-efficacy, self-regulation, social support, interest, and task importance on ESL/EFL learners’ English learning achievement

Barry Bai

Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

   Self-efficacy and self-regulation are two very important predictors of academic achievement. ESL/EFL learners’ self-efficacy significantly influences their use of self-regulated learning strategies, which in turn predict their EFL/EFL learning achievement. However, some other factors, e.g., interest, task importance, and social support may also play role in different ways in relation to self-efficacy and self-regulation. First, this presentation will report on some findings of several research projects related to ESL/EFL learners’ self-efficacy and self-regulation in English writing. Then, it will examine how social support and self-efficacy may predict ESL/EFL learners’ language learning achievement. It will also discuss the intricate relationship between self-efficacy, self-regulation, interest, task importance, and avoidance coping. I hope the presentation can offer some insights into teaching ESL/EFL in general and English writing in particular.

Barry Bai is Barry Baian assistant professor at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include ESL/EFL writing, learners’ self-efficacy, self-regulation, and teacher education. His articles have appeared in Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, System, TESOL Quarterly, and Journal of Education for Teaching.


Refreshments Served. All are Welcome with Limited Seats Available.
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HAAL would like to thank the Department of English at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for their generous support to HAAL events.