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ERIC Number: EJ880989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0957-1736
Why German? Motivation of Students Studying German at English Universities
Busse, Vera; Williams, Marion
Language Learning Journal, v38 n1 p67-85 Apr 2010
What drives students to study German at university level? Although motivational research has been booming in recent years, students' motivation to pursue a modern foreign language beyond school level has not received much attention in the UK. This article sheds light on the various reasons that drive students in the UK to pursue a modern foreign language at university level. The results presented here are part of a longitudinal study on motivational processes of first year students studying German at two major universities. A mixed methods approach was used, employing quantitative and qualitative methods. Pedagogical implications for both schools and universities are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom