Does length of stay matter? The case of Chinese immigrants' motivation to learn English

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Abstract

Numerous studies have been carried out to investigate motivation; however, no research has been done to evaluate how length of stay has an impact on the second language learning pattern. This study, therefore, investigated how length of stay places impact on a group of Chinese immigrant students’ motivation to learn English in Hong Kong. It is hoped that an understanding of Chinese immigrant students’ motivation to learn English in relations to length of stay would have implications on current teaching and learning practices, based on the adopted motivational theory and that these would enhance learners’ motivation to learn English while adjusting to and integrating with the new learning environment. Copyright © 2008 SamaraAltLinguo E-Journal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-62
JournalSamaraAltLinguo E-Journal
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Citation

Wong, R. M. H. (2008). Does length of stay matter? The case of Chinese immigrants' motivation to learn English. Samara AltLinguo, 3, 56-62.

Keywords

  • Motivation to learn English
  • Chinese immigrants
  • Hong Kong
  • Dörnyei

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