Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Foreign Language Learning

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In recent years, the field of learning difficulties, including ADHD, has been getting more attention parallel to the growing number of students facing some sort of issue related to learning. In this study, ADHD is examined in the context of foreign language learning while differentiating between its types and examining the occurrence of its main symptoms, inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity in the classroom. This study employs a literature review to identify the current state of research on ADHD and aims to call attention to gaps related to the research on the effect of ADHD on second language learning.

foreign language learning, ADHD, learning difficulties