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Nomura, Kazuyuki; Yuan, Rui – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
To understand long-term motivations for second language (L2) learning/socialisation, this study analyses the biographical narratives of 30 Hong Kong Chinese who are proficient in Japanese by using ethnographic interviews. From a situated learning perspective, our research findings originate in the participants' transformational episodes and centre…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Socialization, Chinese
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Codó, Eva; Sunyol, Andrea – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Mandarin Chinese is the fastest growing foreign language by number of students in the world [Ding and Saunders 2006. "Talking up China: An Analysis of China's Rising Cultural Power and Global Promotion of the Chinese Language." "East Asia" 23 (2): 3-33], but little is known about how it is taking hold in compulsory education in…
Descriptors: International Schools, Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, Second Language Learning
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Little, Sabine – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Heritage language families inhabit multiple languages, literacies and cultures. Enabling children to participate in heritage language and culture has beneficial effects in terms of identity, and cognitive development. Games-based technologies are opening up avenues for playful engagement with heritage language and literacy, but little is known…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lee, Ju Seong; Lee, Kilryoung; Arifah Drajati, Nur – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Preservice English teachers' perceptions about English as an international language (EIL) have not been adequately examined in different cross-cultural contexts. To fill that void, a total of 590 preservice English teachers from Indonesia (n = 344) and South Korea (n = 246) completed an EIL perception questionnaire. Subsequently, an independent…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Language Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Rafiee, Marzieh; Abbasian-Naghneh, Salman – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Since its introduction to the field of modern language instruction, willingness to communicate (WTC) attracted much attention from researchers and practitioners. Since then, a large and growing body of literature has investigated the factors influencing language learners' WTC. Among the factors identified, individual factors were found to have…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Fluency
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De Korne, Haley; López Gopar, Mario E.; Rios Rios, Kiara – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Indigenous languages of Mexico have largely been excluded from formal education spaces. This ethnographic action research study highlights a context where "Diidxazá"/ Isthmus Zapotec, an Indigenous language of Oaxaca, has recently begun to be taught in higher education. We examine the ways that administrators, the teacher, and students…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Language Minorities, Action Research, Ethnography
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Moratinos-Johnston, Sofía; Ballester Brage, LLuís; Juan-Garau, Maria; Salazar-Noguera, Joana – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Attitudes and motivation seem decisive in successful language learning (Dörnyei, Csizér, and Németh 2006. "Motivation, Language Attitudes and Globalisation: A Hungarian Perspective." Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.). Research in Spanish multilingual contexts analysing the influence of the L1 on attitudes and motivation to learn foreign…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yuan, Rui – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This paper reviews existing studies (n = 22) on nonnative English teacher identity in L2 school contexts from 2008 to 2017. Through a systematic and rigorous process of paper selection and analysis, three major themes were identified, i.e. (1) identity development through social engagement; (2) identity conflicts and struggle at intrapersonal,…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Nomura, Kazuyuki; Kataoka, Shin; Mochizuki, Takako – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Fluent speakers of a target language choosing to enrol in beginner-level courses at tertiary institutes could be considered unfair. In this paper, however, based on data obtained from in-depth qualitative interviews with 12 students at a Hong Kong university, we show that fluent speakers of Japanese -- a widely-spoken foreign language in Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Language Fluency, Grade Point Average, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Huang, Shu-Chen – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Informed by Dörnyei's L2 Motivational Self System and intended to fill a gap in learning motivation research on languages other than English (LOTEs), this study investigated learners' motivation for three language clusters -- Southeast Asian (Vietnamese, Thai and Malay), Northeast Asian (Japanese and Korean) and European (German, Spanish and…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Huang, Wenhong; Feng, Dezheng – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This paper examines the motivations of Chinese learners of Japanese across three different grades through Elicited Metaphor Analysis and semi-structured interview. Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 Japanese majors (55 in total) in a Chinese university were asked to produce metaphors that reflected their motivations to learn Japanese. The metaphor data…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Figurative Language
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Han, Yawen; Gao, Xuesong; Xia, Jinyuan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
In light of China's 'Belt and Road' initiative, many mainland Chinese universities have been promoting non-English foreign language degree programs at the undergraduate level. This study examines the growth of these non-English foreign language programs by collecting and analysing a variety of data on curriculum design, teachers and learners…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Tao, Jian; Zhao, Ke; Chen, Xiuwen – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
Language teachers' motivation and self is essential to their long-term commitment and professional development. Drawing on Language Teacher Self theory, the study reports on the professional experiences of seven teachers teaching languages other than English (LOTEs) in a Chinese university with shifting teacher appraisal policy. The findings…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gao, Xuesong; Zheng, Yongyan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
There have been widespread concerns over the decline of modern languages and waning interest in learning languages other than English (LOTEs) around the world, thought to be partly due to recent political events including Brexit and Trump's aggressive isolationism in the United States. By contrast, governments in Greater China have energetically…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Modern Languages
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Zheng, Yongyan; Lu, Xiuchuan; Ren, Wei – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This study extends our understanding of Chinese university students' motivation to learn languages other than English (LOTEs) by adding a contextual dimension to the L2 Motivational Self System. The study drew on Higgins' ([1987]. "Self-discrepancy: A Theory Relating Self and Affect." "Psychological Review" 94: 319-340.)…
Descriptors: College Students, Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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