Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide - Alessandro Benati

Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide - Alessandro Benati

Motivation

Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide - Alessandro Benati

Alessandro Benati [+-]
The University of Hong Kong
Alessandro Benati is Director of CAES at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is known for his work in second language acquisition and second language teaching. He has published ground-breaking research on the pedagogical framework called processing instruction. He is a member of the REF Panel 2021 and Honorary Professor at the University of York SJ.

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Motivation is one of a number of what researchers call individual differences (traits that vary across individuals). Motivation to learn another language is, simply conceived, the degree and type of “wanting to learn” and has been shown to correlate significantly with how far learners get (e.g., how much language they acquire, the skills they develop with the language).

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Benati, Alessandro. Motivation. Key Terms for Language Teachers - A Pocket Guide. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 145-147 Feb 2022. ISBN 9781781798812. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38042. Date accessed: 24 Jan 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38042. Feb 2022

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