Lack of motivation in the classroom negatively affects the acquisition of a second language.
to know how motivation helps students to acquire a second language and why motivated students learn better than not motivated students because as a teacher it is important to know how students can be motivated in order to succeed in the learning process.
How does setting a goal help students to acquire a second language? Can not to set a goal affect the acquisition of a second language? What is the teacher’s role in the learning process of a second language?
1.Motivated students get different factors that help them to acquire a second language.
a)Setting goals is one of the factors that help students to be motivated when learning a second language.
b)Social interaction is an important aspect that helps students to be motivated in the acquisition of a second language.
2.Not motivated students are less interested in learning a second language because probably they do not have a reason to learn a language.
a)Some students are not motivated because they do not have a goal to achieve. b)Not setting goals is not always a reason for not being motivated.
3. Teacher’s role in the learning process is an important aspect that is involved in the motivation factor.
a)Applying strategies to motivate students is one of the teacher’s roles in the teaching process. b) communication is one of the most important aspect that a teacher should improve in the second language teaching.
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The purpose of this project is to know how motivation helps studenst to acquire a second language and why motivated students learn better than not motivated students because as a teacher it is important to know how they can be motivated in order to succed in the learning process.
lack of motivation in the classroom negativly affects the acquisition of a second language.
How can teachers motivate studenst to learn a second language?
why do teacher consider motivation an important factor in the acquisition of a second language?
to answer the reserch questions which are related to the problem.
- types of motivation: intrinsic and extrinsic.
- classroom motivation
Taguchi K. (2006). Is motivation a predictor of foreign language learning? International Education Journal, 2006, 7(4), 560-569. Retrieved from: http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/education/iej/articles/v7n4/Taguchi/paper.pdf
In this article the author support that motivation is a factor that helps students to learn. As in the article written by Gardner R. (2001), it says that motivated students have a goal in mind. People work and perform different activities in order to achieve a goal. The need to achieve their objective make people to be motivated. It will be useful to me to use this information to compare the opinions between these two authors. It also will help me because in this way I will take in consideration the students’ goals as an important aspect the motivate them.
Gömleksiz M. (2001). The effects of age and motivation factors on second language acquisition. Retrieved from: http://web.firat.edu.tr/sosyalbil/dergi/arsiv/cilt11/sayi2/217-224.pdf.
In this article the author describes the effects of age and motivation factors on second language acquisition. This article will be useful for my investigation because it mentions how motivation is important in the acquisition of a second language. It also talks about the importance of been motivated during a learning process. At the same time it explains the role of the teacher and learners in the learning process. It useful for me because it provides some explanations and reasons of why motivation is an important factor in the learning process. Another aspect that could be considered from this article is the way teacher uses strategies to motivate students.
Hanrahan M. (1998). The effects of learning environment factors on students’ motivation learning. International Journal of Science Education 20 (6) p 737-753. Retrieved from: http://eprints.qut.edu.au/1352/1/hanrahan_ijse.pdf
In this article the author reports how motivation is an important factor in the acquisition if a second language. She did an investigation in which different students fro a biology class were involved. In this investigation, she noticed how intrinsic and extrinsic motivation were an important factor. She also mentioned that not only motivation is important for learning a second language but also the way teacher implemented by using other tools. This article will help me for my work because I want to know what teachers can do in order to motivate students to learn. I consider that the results she got will be useful for my work.
Gardner R. (2001) Language Learning motivation: the teacher, the learner and the research. Retrieved from: http://www.eric.ed.gov.dibpxy.uaa.mx/PDFS/ED464495.pdf
In this article the author describes how a motivated individual should act according three elements. The first element talks about how motivated students persist on learning the language, do homework, and make a big effort for learning it. The second element says that a motivated individual has in mind an objective and wants to succeed. The last element is when the individual enjoy everything that involves learning a second language. This article will help for my work because it mentions some important characteristics that a motivated student should have. It also includes some definitions of motivation that will help me to complete my idea about my topic.
Jackson Kytle. (2004). To Want to Learn: Insights and Provocations for Engaged Learning. Palgrave McMillan. Available from: http://site.ebrary.com.dibpxy.uaa.mx/lib/univeraguascalientes/docDetail.action?docID=10118454&p00=motivation
The author of this book is Kytle Jackson. Jackson Kytle is Deputy Provost at the New School University in New York City's Greenwich Village. She wrote the book called to want to learn: insights and provocations for engaged learning. In her book, she talks about how motivation is linked with the process of learning. According to Jackson K. motivation should be developed by teachers. She also considers that learners are engaged to the process of learning when they are motivated. This book will be useful for me because she describes how motivation is linked to learning and also describes the way teachers could improve it in the teaching and learning process.
Woldkowsky R. J (1978). Motivation and Teaching: A practical guide. Available from: http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED159173.pdf
The author of this book is Woldkowsky R. J. he was a teacher and he had had fifteen years of experience. He supports that motivation help teachers to have a better results in the learning process. Woldkowsky R. J says that motivation helps class environment. When a class is motivations the communication flows, discipline problems are less, and the anxiety decrease. The book also mentioned that unmotivated students could be anxious. Problems can be increased and teaching can be a difficult task to perform. This article will help me because it mentions how motivation can benefit a class in the learning ptrpcess and also how it can affect it.
Brophy E. J (2004). Motivating students to learn. Available from: http://books.google.com.mx/books?id=gD7_VSNmu7cC&pg=PA86&lpg=PA86&dq=Motivating+Students+to+Learn:+Overcoming+Barriers+to+High+Achievement+(1993&source=bl&ots=nUWsQpzxIU&sig=F7fFULops1ZbUfwUz83bPj4VSs8&hl=es&ei=Jd7STIjdCIr0swOzlqn1Cg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CCEQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false
This book was written by Brophy E. J. In his book he mentions different aspects that should be taken in consideration by the teacher to promote motivation in the classroom. He describes how intrinsic motivation can be used through activities that can help students to b e more interested in the process of learning. He considers motivation as subjective; he says that a motivation is linked to actions and decisions. He also supports the Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs theory. This theory describes how different factor can affect or benefit student’s motivation. Likely to Taguchi K. (2006), he also supports the idea that personal goals are part of motivation. This article will help me to compare the different reason of why goals are important to motivation and to know why Maslow’s theory is involved in the learning process.
Ormrod J.E. (2009). How Motivation Affects Behavior and Cognition. Retrieved on Wednesday3rd,2010. From: http://www.education.com/reference/article/motivation-affects-behavior-cognition/
This article was written by Ormrod J.E. Similar to Taguchi K. (2006) and Brophy E. J (2004) this author supports the idea that goals are part of motivation. He says that motivation increase the reasons to learn. It also mentions that motivation is an important part that makes students to make a big effort when they are performing activities. It also mention how motivated students acts in class. That is to say motivated students pay more attention; they try to understand what teachers intend to teach them. This article will help me to support the ideal about why goals are part of motivation. It also will help me to know more reasons and examples of motivation.
This web page defines motivations as a critical part in the process of learning. Motivation is important to engage students in the process of learning. It says that motivated students use higher cognitive processes in the acquisition of new information. It mentions that people can be motivated in different ways. One way of motivation is when someone wants to learn by nature. Other people are motivated by the need of getting good grades. In contrast some people are motivated by performing well an activity. It also gives several reasons of why a teacher can be a facto of motivation. This web page will help me in my work because it provides different examples of how a teacher can motivate students and how students can be motivated by personal reasons.
Weller M. (2005). General principlas of motivation. Retrieved on November 2nd, 2010 from: http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/motivate.htm
The author of this web page is Weller M. He describes several principals that can be applied to the learning process according to motivation. As equal as Ormrod J.E (2009), Taguchi K. (2006) and Brophy E. J (2004) He supports goals as an important factor to be motivated. He also provides some strategies that teacher can use in order to increase motivation in the classroom. Other aspect that is important from this article to me is that he considers time and material as motivated factors. This web page will help me to consider the different strategies that a teacher can use in the classroom to motivate students.
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Mayra, you have made good improvements to your notes page. Include some examples of APA resources: a book, journal, and website reference. --Benjamin Stewart 01:47, 12 October 2010 (UTC)