The Importance Of Motivation In Learning A Second Language

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This paper will mainly discuss the main factors in learning a second language. In mostly all the countries a second language is learned whether it is a official or a foreign one. This paper will cover different aspects about language, the motivation on learning a language, the ways people learn these languages and how they deal with the second languages. In order to achieve this, there will be done a qualitative research gathering information and comparing different facts and situations in learning foreign languages. We will be able to see different methods of learning languages and the importance of second languages.

I. Introduction

Learning a second language is a very important process and sometimes it can be difficult in
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According to Dornyei (1994), motivation is the main dterminant of learning a second language, the achievemtn in learning a second laguage and thus the role and nature of motivation in learning second languages. In their seminal work, Gardner and Lambert (1972) emphasise that, eventhough language aptitude account for a considerable proportion of individual variability in language learning achievement, motivational factors can override the aptitude effect, so they show also that many people master a second language learning regardless of their aptitude differences. Motivation to learn a second language is not a simple construct, thus motivation cannot be measured by scales. It definitely cannot be assessed by merely asking individuals to give reasons for why they think learning a language is important to them. Motivation is the key to determine the extent of active, personal involvement in second language learning, thus the unmotivated students are insufficiently involved being so unable to develop skills on learning a second language( Oxford& Shearin, 1994). These two researches tell us also that a lot of other researches came to the conclusion that motivation has a direct influence on using strategies from students in learning second language, about students interacting with the native speakers, the amount of inputs received from the language they…show more content…
Every language has different important elements on which a language is based and developed to communicate and study the particular language. According to Pimsleur (2013), any language has three main distinct components like: pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary, and knowing each of them is difficult yet the vocabulary is the most difficult to master eventhough people believed that pronunciation was the hardest. About the pronunciation, each language has different sounds some of them have less and some have more and for the learners more than half of sounds of learning a language are difficult to imitate and the key is to strive achieving a native- like accent, thus pronunciation is less challengeable to learn; and for the grammar it is reported that is much easier learned when people master first two languages and while learning the third one they are unifying principles underlying grammar’s apparent complexity; and for the vocabulary people have seen it as the most difficult part when they learn a language and want to master it( Pimsleur,

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