GUST faculty, Dr. Florentina Halimi research paper accepted in Q1 ranked journal the Language Teaching Research

In a celebration of faculty achieving q1 (on Scopus), RDO is proud to announce that the paper: "How teacher behaviour shapes Foreign Language learners’ Enjoyment, Anxiety and Attitudes/Motivation: A mixed modelling longitudinal investigation" got accepted in a Q1 Journal, the Language Teaching Research (SAGE Journals), that publishes research within the area of second or foreign language teaching. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its impact factor is 4.815.


The leading author of the paper is Professor Jean-Marc Dewaelle from Birkbeck College, University of London, and the co-authors are Professor Kazuya Saito, University College London, and Dr. Florentina Halimi, from the English Department, Division of Education, Gulf University for Science and Technology.

The study investigates how Foreign Language Enjoyment (FLE), Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety (FLCA), and Attitude/motivation (AM) of 360 learners of English, German, French, and Spanish at the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait.  It is expected that the results of the study will promote linguistic diversity, and the teaching and learning characteristics will be reflected in the design of teaching curricula.


The summary of the study will be made freely available on the international repository OASIS (here: