Attitudes and motivation in second-language acquisition: A study of international students in China from a cultural perspective

Baohua YU, David WATKINS

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Abstract

Educators, teachers, and parents in both Western and non-Western countries have long considered motivation a key to successful academic performance. Dörnyei (2001) and Oxford and Ehrman (1992), for example, have proposed that learners' attitudes toward and motivation for learning the target language are important factors for second- (or foreign-) language acquisition (SLA). Copyright © 2010 Comparative Education Research Centre.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrossing borders in East Asian higher education
EditorsDavid W. CHAPMAN, William K. CUMMINGS, Gerard A. POSTIGLIONE
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer
Pages167-192
ISBN (Electronic)9789400704466
ISBN (Print)9789400704459
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Citation

Yu, B., & Watkins, D. (2010). Attitudes and motivation in second-language acquisition: A study of international students in China from a cultural perspective. In D. W. Chapman, W. K. Cummings, & G. A. Postiglione (Eds.), Crossing borders in East Asian higher education (pp. 167-192). Dordrecht: Springer.

Keywords

  • International student
  • Language learning
  • Language poficiency
  • Language acquisition
  • Chinese language