Article published in:ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics
Vol. 143/144 (2004) ► pp. 89–107
An Educational Approach to Language Learning Motivation
The aim of this study was to investigate language learning motivation within an educational approach. Within this framework, the present study investigated learners’ actual classroom motivation as opposed to GARDNER’s (1985) self-report motivation. Two AMES (Adult Migrant English Service) classes were observed for 11 weeks each, totalling 72 hours altogether. The observations were carried out through an observation scale designed to rate learners’ motivation. A questionnaire which was based on GARDNER’s (1985) ‘Attitude and Motivation Index’ was also administered to test Gardner’s socio-psychological approach to second language (SL) motivation. The study confirmed the hypotheses, which had predicted that there was no relationship between a) attitudes towards the target language commulllty and actual classroom motivation; and b) self-report motivation and observed classroom motivation.
Published online: 01 January 2004
ALLWRIGTH, D. and BAILEY K. M.
AU, S. Y.
BELMECHRI, F. and HUMMEL, K.
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CLEMENT, R., MAJOR, R. J., GARDNER, R. C. and SMYTHE, P. C.
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CROOKAL, D. and OXFORD, R.
CROOKES, G. and SCHMIDT, R. W.
DÔRNYEI, Z. and SCHMIDT, R.
GARDNER, R. C. and LAMBERT, W. E.
GARDNER, R. C.
GARDNER, R. C., DAY, J. B., and MACINTYRE, P. D.
GARDNER, R. C. and TREMBLY, P. F.
KRUIDENIER, B. G. and CLEMENT, R.
LARSEN-FREEMAN, D. and LONG, M.
OLLER, J. W.
OLLER, J. W., HUDSON, A. J. and LIU, P. F.
SCHMIDT, R. and WATANABE, Y.