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Dörnyei, Zoltán – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
The theoretical emphasis within the L2 Motivational Self System has typically been on the two future self-guides representing possible (ideal and ought-to) selves, leaving the third main dimension of the construct, the L2 Learning Experience, somewhat undertheorized. Yet, this third component is not secondary in importance, as evidenced by…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation
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Henry, Alastair; Thorsen, Cecilia – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
L2 motivation is a relational phenomenon, shaped by teacher responsiveness (Lamb, 2017; Ushioda, 2009). Little, however, is known about the practices in which responsiveness is manifested. Drawing on research from the culturally responsive teaching paradigm (Petrone, 2013), and highlighting the role of empathy and perspective taking (Warren,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Teacher Influence, Culturally Relevant Education
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Hiver, Phil; Obando, Gabriel; Sang, Yuan; Tahmouresi, Somayeh; Zhou, Ashlee; Zhou, Yang – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
In this study we investigate the situated and dynamic nature of the "L2 learning experience" through a newly-purposed instrument called the "Language Learning Story Interview," adapted from McAdams' life story interview (2007). Using critical case sampling, data were collected from an equal number of learners of various L2s…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Experience, Case Studies
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Csizér, Kata; Kálmán, Csaba – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Despite the fact that the influence of learning experiences on foreign language learning motivation has been widely acknowledged and emphasised, there are hardly any studies concentrating on these learning experiences. Hence, the aim of this study is to map the language learning experiences of former and current language learners in order to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Interviews, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Pigott, Julian – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This paper examines how fleeting experiences exert a disproportionately powerful effect on the language learning motivation and behavior of university students. A thematic analysis of interview data is used to show how "significant incidents" have two principal consequences. The first, "anagnorisis," is an immediate, revelatory…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation, College Students
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Gearing, Nigel – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Studies investigating the motivation of L1 speakers of English to learn the national language of the host society they currently reside in remain rare, despite the exponential growth of such individuals residing in these nations this century. Previous such studies in South Korea have concluded that learning Korean as a second language (L2) is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Korean, Student Motivation
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Pavelescu, Liana Maria – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate the language learning motivation of two EFL teenage students in Romania and the link between motivation and the emotional dimensions of these adolescents' learning experiences. While language learning motivation has been widely researched, its relationship with emotion in the learning experience has not…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response, Second Language Learning
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Kikuchi, Keita – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This paper is about four Japanese university students majoring in international studies, who participated in a two-year study examining changes in their motivation. Using monthly interviews and a 29-item questionnaire on Dörnyei's (2005) L2 motivational self system that was administered alongside each interview, the trajectories of learner…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Du, Xujia – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Numerous studies have examined sojourners' L2 motivation during their stay abroad. Much remains unknown about the impact of study abroad (SA) experiences on their L2 motivation after they return to the home environment. This study tracked the English learning motivation of three Chinese university students from immediately after their…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Learning Experience, Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning
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Henry, Alastair – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Identity is of increasing interest in teacher education. Crucial for resilience, the development of a coherent professional identity has been characterized as emerging from tensions between multiple and sometimes conflicting conceptions of what it means to be someone who teaches (Akkerman & Meijer, 2011). While light is being shed on these…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Language Teachers, Resilience (Psychology), Case Studies
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Brosh, Hezi Y. – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This study elicited Arabic students' perceptions regarding their language-learning strategy preferences (LLSPs). A sample of 120 undergraduate Arabic students participated. Data were collected through a questionnaire and interviews. The findings reveal that students tend to adopt a holistic view of the learning task and relate it to real-life,…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Arabs, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Vanhove, Jan – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Whereas Standard Dutch only distinguishes between two adnominal grammatical genders, substandard varieties of Belgian Dutch distinguish between three such genders. German, too, distinguishes between three genders. Nevertheless, when assigning gender to German nouns with Dutch cognates, speakers of Belgian Dutch are strongly influenced by Standard…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Native Language, Indo European Languages, German
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LaBontee, Richard – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This article reports on the final round of piloting for a questionnaire instrument created and designed with the intention of collecting self-report data on adult, beginner Swedish L2 learners' use of vocabulary learning strategies. The "Swedish Vocabulary Learning Strategy Survey" (SVLSS) version 1.2 is distributed to 182 participants…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning
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Huhtala, Anne; Kursiša, Anta; Vesalainen, Marjo – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
The article focuses on written narratives of 51 Finnish university students who study German, Swedish or French as their major or one of their minors at an advanced level. The study aims to find what keeps these students motivated to study their L2. The data have been analyzed "using analysis of narratives" (Polkinghorne, 1995).…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Second Language Learning, Student Motivation, Foreign Countries
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McDonough, Kim; Sato, Masatoshi – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
This study examined the effectiveness of interactive activities at facilitating EFL students' production of English relative clauses. Thirty-seven EFL learners in Chile carried out interactive activities designed to elicit relative clauses. Pre- and posttests were used to examine whether carrying out the activities facilitated the students'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Accuracy
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