Grit in Second Language Learning and Teaching: Introduction to the Special Issue

Authors

  • Peter MacIntyre
  • Gholam Hassan Khajavy

Keywords:

grit, consistency of interest, perseverance of effort, second language learning and teaching, positive psychology

Abstract

This brief, introductory paper contextualizes the special issue in relevant literatures in psychology, education, and SLA. In addition to describing the rationale for the special issue and providing a preview of the papers included, we identify the major themes and questions raised by the authors. Balanced against the conceptual, measurement, and pedagogical issues is an argument for the applicability of the concept within SLA. Finally, we provide the implications of the special issue which should be considered in future research in L2 grit studies.

Published

2021-12-19

How to Cite

MacIntyre, P., & Khajavy, G. H. (2021). Grit in Second Language Learning and Teaching: Introduction to the Special Issue. JOURNAL FOR THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE LEARNING, 3(2), 1-6. Retrieved from http://www.jpll.org/index.php/journal/article/view/86