Motivation is a vital element in learning, and the most commonly cited explanation for success or failure in language learning. Jill Hadfield and Zoltan Doernyei present a new theory of motivation centred around the notion of the "~Ideal Future Language Self", arguing that if students have a rich and inspiring vision of themselves as successful future language learners and users, they will be motivated to work hard to actualise the vision and become that learner. This book:integrates the latest research in language teaching with innovative classroom practiceoffers suggestions on how the various components of the theory could be structured into a teaching sequenceincludes a variety of imaginative classroom activities designed to aid both student and teacher in creating and actualising the Ideal Self through visualisation, goal setting, task identification and planning, and a selection of appropriate learning strategiesshows how teachers can undertake motivation-related research in their own classrooms
This is an ideal guide to and activity book for the theory and practice of motivation in language learning for students and teachers alike.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 240 x 170 x 17 mm