Language learning motivation: Pathways to the new century

    Oxford, Rebecca L. (ed.)

    Oxford, R. L., & University of Hawaii at Manoa. (1996). Language learning motivation: Pathways to the new century. Honolulu, HI: Second Language Teaching & Curriculum Center, University of Hawaiì at Mānoa.

    This volume chronicles a revolution in our thinking about what makes students want to learn languages and what causes them to persist in that difficult and rewarding adventure. Topics in this book include the internal structures of and external connections with foreign language motivation; an exploration of adult language learning motivation, self-efficacy, and anxiety; a comparison of the motivations and learning strategies of students of Japanese and Spanish; and an enhancement of the theory of language learning motivation from many psychological and social perspectives.
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