ERIC Number: EJ853133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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An International Comparison of Socially Constructed Language Learning Motivation and Beliefs
Kouritzin, Sandra G.; Piquemal, Nathalie A.; Renaud, Robert D.
Foreign Language Annals, v42 n2 p287-317 Sum 2009
In our global economy, it is important to understand all factors influencing successful language learning. A survey of more than 6,000 university students in Canada, Japan, and France revealed differences in language learning beliefs, attitudes, and motivations in the three countries. Learners in Canada and France exhibited primarily instrumental and integrative motivation, respectively, whereas learners from Japan displayed a different form, social capital motivation, in which knowledge of a foreign language carries value in and of itself. Knowledge of these different forms of motivation has pedagogical and political implications for language teachers.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries, Social Capital, Surveys, Beliefs, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; France; Japan