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Chilean 12th graders’ Attitudes towards English as a Foreign Language

This article aims to provide the results of a research focusing on 12th graders’ attitudes towards English as a Foreign Language in two secondary schools in Puerto Montt, Chile.
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Straightforward example of attitude research with EFL classroom learners, including full questionnaire used in the study

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Motivation in second language learning: Zoltán Dörnyei

Motivation in second language learning: Zoltán Dörnyei | TELT | Scoop.it

"Welcome to my personal website.
 

You will find here most of my published articles and book chapters in a downloadable form (indicated by underlined bullet points), and the last section also contains motivation questionnaires that we have used in our research in the past.
 

I do hope that you will find some of the material useful. Have fun!
 

Zoltán"


Via Csilla Jaray-Benn
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Long list of research publications - book chapters, journal articles, many PDFs to download, from one of the most prominent figures in the field.  Also copies of questionnaires used in the research.

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Grabbing attention: Alastair Creelman

Grabbing attention: Alastair Creelman | TELT | Scoop.it

"The challenge is to move from external motivation where students are forced/encouraged to focus to instilling internal motivation where they actually want to focus and the distractions simply evaporate."

 

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Interesting discussion (with references) about the problems of distraction when working online.  Like the author, I sometimes have trouble focusing when working online and agree that the nature of the task in hand, rather than the inherently distracting environment, is probably more important.  There are lessons for face-to-face teaching too concerning intrinsically interesting language learning tasks, rather than teaching to a test.

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