The Importance Of Learning Motivation

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Article reviewed is by R. C. Gardner from University of Western Ontario in the year 2007. The purpose of this article is emphasizing on how motivation can play an important role in learning a second language. He had divided the article in four different points which are two motivational constructs, stages of language acquisition, cultural and educational contexts and also the results from Spain. Gardner went ahead to examine inspiration as an affecting variable in L2 procurement. Furthermore, the article focuses on the motivation of an individual when it comes to second language learning. This article promotes a better understanding on second language learning. It does not only introduced on how to gain knowledge regarding the influences of…show more content…
He expressed that inspiration is something displays constructive outcomes that can't be even surveyed by leading a poll with the people in regards to the reason of the significance of dialect. From the two types of motivational construct point, it is mentioned that there are two types of motivation that should be considered to L2 acquisition; language learning motivation and classroom learning motivation. Dialect learning inspiration is the place Gardner specified that it is the attributes of the learner that had been connected to take in the language. Dialect learning inspiration is exceptionally steady and it can be effortlessly changed under specific conditions. Next, classroom learning motivation where it refers to the motivation needed in classroom situation or any specific situation. This motivation could be influenced by factors associated with language class. He stated that both of this motivation is very operative but then it operates on individual at the given time…show more content…
For example, learning vocabulary, learning structure, pronunciations, learning to communicate in a language and even passing though the stages of automaticity & thought are considered as language learning. He was amazed that all of the stages are influenced by motivation as well. The third point that he wanted to see from the contextual views; Educational Context and Cultural Context. Studying a second language is not the same as studying most other subjects as it involves with the elements of different culture while most other school subjects involve the element common to one’s own culture. Educational Context is for any school subject while Cultural Context is for something not relevant to most school subjects. The cultural context is described in ones attitudes, beliefs, personality, characteristics, ideals and expectations (Gardner, 2007). Therefore, in order to show the product of language learning, the learner will be having different attitudes portrayed in applying the language learning. Easily said, the cultural context gives an impact towards the success of an individual in learning the L2. Educational context is where the education system in which the student is registered and shows performance in classroom situation that could influence on the student’s level of motivation in any school
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