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ERIC Number: EJ1126753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Motivation and Autonomy in Learning English as Foreign Language: A Case Study of Ecuadorian College Students
Bravo, Jorge Cevallos; Intriago, Eder A.; Holguín, Jhonny Villafuerte; Garzon, Gustavo Molina; Arcia, Luis Ortega
English Language Teaching, v10 n2 p100-113 2017
This quantitative research aims to examine how different levels of motivation relate to frequency of occurrence of autonomous language learning activities undertaken by undergraduate students. Eight hundred and sixty-two college students from 10 vocational training programs of a public university located in Ecuador, South America, participated in this study. Spratt's questionnaire that regards "autonomy and motivation" as a cyclical interaction in the language learning process, was updated by the researchers, adding digital education elements. The data were analyzed using the program SPSS v24.0.0. The results showed that there was a significant relationship between: the language learning stimulation generated by professors and the participants' learning attitudes. In addition, it was determined that the most frequent language practices in which the participants showed greatest autonomy were: listening to songs in English language, worrying about the correct pronunciation, and noting down interesting words or expressions in English.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ecuador
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