ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER
Extroversion and Introversion in Second Language Acquisition
1 International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
One of the most important factors influencing second language learning is proven to be personality which can be divided into subsets of traits. Extroversion-introversion is the most researched and studied personality trait for it not only affects the learners’ success in acquiring a language, but it also influences the personality adopted during that process. Knowing the affect one’s personality has on their L2, it leaves an opportunity for teacher to adapt their teaching methods in favour of students, which could possibly improve their language knowledge. In this paper the relationship between personality and second language acquisition (SLA) is tested in two parts. The trait of extroversion-introversion is tested through the NERIS Type Explorer and the proficiency with International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The results of the study showed no significant difference between introverted and extroverted students in English proficiency; however, some variations in scoring were noticeable. This research is expected to provide teachers with the insight into how students with different personality types score in different segments of L2 tests. Moreover, it allows them to polish and further their knowledge to reach the best of their capabilities.
Keywords: Second language acquisition, MBTI, introversion, IELTS, and extroversion
HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE
Alagić M. (2022). Extroversion and Introversion in Second Language Acquisition, MAP Education and Humanities, 2(2), 22-29. doi: https://doi.org/10.53880/2744-2373.2022.2.2.22