Why student motivation is key to foreign language learning success Author: Christopher Merrifield August "Acquisition requires meaningful interaction in the target language - natural communication - in which speakers are concerned not with the form of their utterances but with the messages they are conveying and understanding. The principles of L2 teaching philosophy has greatly changed from the ancient principles of the Grammar-Translation approach historically used. Motivation answers the fundamental question of why people act in a certain way, generating the energy, effort, and persistence necessary. Many factors affect second language learning. Motivation originates from the reasons and emotions that contribute strong potential and meaning to the teachers and the learners.
The Importance of Motivation in Language Learning
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Please join StudyMode to read the full document. I will research into two studies based on motivation and L2 learning and discuss these in reference to their proposed theories, their research approach, methods and evidence. I will then analyse a set of Diary data, discussing the motivation of the L2 learner, before considering how my observations could be useful for the study of L2 motivation. Motivation 2. A general observation of second language learners depicts that; although some L2 learners may be following identical developmental paths, their levels of success may vary significantly from one person to the next. Hunger is one example of motivation which creates the desire to eat.
Motivating Language Learners to Succeed
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. English is not my first language , it is my third, and I have spent a lot of time and effort to going through these steps. As an individual learning a new language , I can definitely say it is hard. Believe me, there is no way that a person can learn to run before he learns how to walk; the same applies to learning a new language like English.