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ERIC Number: ED503313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Motivation and Strategies to Learn English: The Case of Pre-Service Teachers of Chinese
Wong, R.
Online Submission, Asian ESP Journal v3 n2 p68-82 2007
This paper reports a study of motivation and strategies toward learning English used by pre-service teachers of Chinese. The aims of the study were to investigate whether pre-service teachers of Chinese are unmotivated to learn English if they are not going to use English substantially in the future and to examine the learning strategies the participants adopt during English lessons. Gardner's (1985) Attitude/Motivation Test Battery was modified and administered to elicit pre-service teachers of Chinese language's motivational orientation to learn English, their preferences and needs to learn English as well as their learning strategies in learning English. Findings from this study pose significant implications to current educational reform in China and may help educators to identify appropriate strategies to facilitate the learning of a second language by non-English major teachers. Appended are: (1) Questionnaire for participants; and (2) Summary Statistics and reliability estimation for the questionnaire.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Hong Kong