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Csillagh, Virág – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
Inspired by the unexpected results of a standardized questionnaire survey of Swiss university students' motivation and attitudes toward English, the paper discusses the influence of global and local contexts on language learners' motivation and identity. As a result of the unprecedented spread of English as a foreign language (Crystal, 2003;…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Statistical Analysis, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation
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Mercer, Sarah – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Recent developments in SLA, such as learner-centredness, social constructivism, the postmethod era, and complexity perspectives, have highlighted the need for more localized, situated understandings of teaching and learning and greater recognition of learner individuality and diversity. In this article, I suggest an effective way of meeting these…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Personal Narratives