Grit in Second Language Learning and Teaching: Introduction to the Special Issue
Keywords:grit, consistency of interest, perseverance of effort, second language learning and teaching, positive psychology
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.
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