Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on the Modern Development of Humanities and Social Science

Analysis of Learning Motivation in Foreign Language Acquisiton: How do non-English majors’ Motivation Impacts Learning Outcome

Authors
Fang Huang, Yuhuan Wang
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Available Online December 2013.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/mdhss-13.2013.41How to use a DOI?
Keywords
foreign language acquisition, learning motivation
Abstract
Learning motivation has been a hot issue in the sphere of foreign language acquisition for years. Studies proved that motivational factors are critical to the achievement of language learning. In order to have a better understanding of students’ English learning motivation and how their motivation impact learning outcome, a survey is conducted among 100 non-English majors in Qingdao Agricultural University by using a self-designed questionnaire. The results show that 68% of the participants prefer instrumental motivation in English learning; students who prefer integrative and intrinsic motivation achieve better in CET-4 and CET-6. Based on the research findings, transforming students’ learning motivation and building a harmonious learning atmosphere are suggested so as to enhance students’ learning proficiency.
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Proceedings
2013 International Conference on the Modern Development of Humanities and Social Science
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
December 2013
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978-90786-77-90-1
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https://doi.org/10.2991/mdhss-13.2013.41How to use a DOI?
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