Research Article

Beliefs About Language Learning Inventory: A Brief Review


  • Samikshya Bidari Ph.D. Scholar, English Language Education (ELE), Kathmandu University, Nepal


Second language learners demonstrate various learning attitudes in various settings. Beliefs are essential elements in any field that deals with human performance and learning. Beliefs assist individuals in defining and understanding the world and themselves; they help define tasks and play an essential role in determining action (White, 1999). Recently, researchers have recognized the significance of language beliefs in the second language learning process; they have also been demonstrated interest in students' perspectives on language learning and their effects on learners' motivation, foreign language anxiety, and efficacy. This review summarized students' beliefs on learning a second language by combining key elements from previous research on this topic. This paper has analyzed findings from five previously published articles (Horwitz, 1987  Mori,1999; Ellis, 2008; Tanaka & Ellis, 2008and Li, 2012 ) and reported insights on learner beliefs, potential changes in learner beliefs, and factors influencing learner beliefs changes.

Article information


International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation

Volume (Issue)

4 (7)





How to Cite

Bidari, S. (2021). Beliefs About Language Learning Inventory: A Brief Review. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, 4(7), 221–224.



Foreign language learning, language learner beliefs, beliefs about language learning inventory (BALLI)