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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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Murray, Garold – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
This paper explores pedagogical practices which can support the role of imagination in foreign language learning. Over the past decade, work on self and identity in motivation research--most notably Norton's (2001) imagined communities and Dörnyei's (2009) L2 motivational self system--has suggested that teachers might foster students' motivation…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Imagination
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Chan, Letty – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2013
Since the inception of the L2 motivational self system (Dörnyei, 2005), which operationalises motivation as a function of learners' future identities, the field of L2 motivation has seen a growing interest in mental imagery. Numerous studies have examined the role of a future self-guide, that is, the ideal L2 self, and have confirmed it to be…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Second Language Learning