Flow in Foreign Language Learning

Alina Leminen, Berenice Rivera-Macias, Hilkka Lydén, Samu Heikinmatti

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This article examines the concept of flow in foreign language learning, considers its relationship with intrinsic motivation and focusing on its applicability in the Multisensory Approaches to Language Learning (MALL/MAKU) project. Flow, characterized by intense concentration and reduced self-awareness, is considered as a means to create rewarding and enjoyable language learning experiences. Intrinsic motivation, autonomy, and teacher facilitation are identified as key factors contributing to flow in the language learning setting. We conclude that understanding and integrating flow can enhance language learning, particularly in workplace environment, providing a foundation for effective pedagogical approaches that prioritise enjoyment and engagement in the language learning process.
Original languageEnglish
JournalLaurea Julkaisut
Issue number14.11.2023
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2023
MoEC publication typeD1 Article in a trade journal

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  • Languages


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