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International Perspectives on Motivation
Language Learning and Professional Challenges
Edited by Ema Ushioda
 
 
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23 Apr 2013
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The global importance ascribed to English might lead us to assume that the need to learn English is unquestionable and that therefore student motivation is not a problem. In reality, however, local classroom experiences and practices suggest that issues of student (and teacher) motivation are high on the agenda despite or rather because of the significant status English has in educational policy and curricula, high stakes gatekeeping exams and the professional job market. This book brings together motivation-related practical concerns and debates from diverse international contexts and educational settings, and from the perspective of writers who are practitioners as well as researchers. The collection shows how these locally produced insights and issues can have wider global significance, resonating with the experiences and concerns of English teachers and learners across the world. Each chapter concludes with selected 'engagement priorities' offering pointers for discussion and exploration for teachers and teacher educators.


Description

The global importance ascribed to English might lead us to assume that the need to learn English is unquestionable and that therefore student motivation is not a problem. In reality, however, local classroom experiences and practices suggest that issues of student (and teacher) motivation are high on the agenda despite or rather because of the significant status English has in educational policy and curricula, high stakes gatekeeping exams and the professional job market. This book brings together motivation-related practical concerns and debates from diverse international contexts and educational settings, and from the perspective of writers who are practitioners as well as researchers. The collection shows how these locally produced insights and issues can have wider global significance, resonating with the experiences and concerns of English teachers and learners across the world. Each chapter concludes with selected 'engagement priorities' offering pointers for discussion and exploration for teachers and teacher educators.


Contents

1. Motivation and ELT: Global Issues and Local Concerns; Ema Ushioda
2. Cultural Challenges, Identity and Motivation in State School EFL; Martin Lamb & Budiyanto
3. Listening to Romanian Teenagers: Lessons in Motivation and ELT Methodology; Florentina Taylor
4. From Bilingual Francophones to Bilingual Anglophones: The Role of Teachers in the Rising 'Equities' of English Medium Education in Cameroon; Kuchah Kuchah
5. The Integration of Content and Language as a Driving Force in the EFL Lesson; Darío Banegas
6. Motivational Challenges for Gulf Arab Students Studying Medicine in English; Diane Malcolm
7. Motivation and the Transition to University; Lindy Woodrow
8. Digital Games and ELT: Bridging the Authenticity Gap; Alastair Henry
9. Technology and Motivation in English Language Teaching and Learning; Glenn Stockwell
10. Motivated by Visions: Stories from Chinese Contexts; Xuesong Gao
11. Social Identity and Language Learning Motivation: Exploring the Connection and Activating Learning; Lane Igoudin
12. 'Native speaker' English Language Teachers: Disengaged from the Changing International Landscape of Their Profession; Pamela Aboshiha
13. Motivation and ELT: Looking Ahead to the Future; Ema Ushioda


Authors

Ema Ushioda is Associate Professor in ELT and Applied Linguistics in the Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick, UK. Her main research interests are language motivation, learner autonomy, sociocultural theory and teacher development. Ema's previous publications include Motivation, Language Identity and the L2 Self (co-edited with Zoltán Dörnyei) and Teaching and Researching Motivation (co-authored with Zoltán Dörnyei).