Class 02 Definitions of the L2 Self System

Summary:  Our class discussed Dr. Irie’s five year study on university students’ Motivation in Japan. Where you able to identify with some of the students’ stories. Then, we focused on imagining yourself in future as a confident and successful English speaker. It’s what you you would like to become your possible ideal self. Today’s homework video will further explain this vision of your future success. Irie, K. & O’Neil, T. (2015).  Motivation in language learning with Professor Kay Irie, Gakushuin University, Tokyo. [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iPqvC-q5fg&t=186s Then we discussed the L2 Motivational Self System theory and the… Read More

Class 01 Orientation & the L2 Motivational Self System

Summary: We had an orientation about how to be successful and get the most out of this course to support your university studies and learning. To understand more about self-directed learning, we viewed and studied the ‘Learning Motivation Animation video: BYU Center for Teaching and Learning. (2014, Feb. 1). Learning motivation animation [Video]. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8uEPA3OX5M How will your grade be calculated?  Homework (30%) Free Rice (20%), Midterm L2 Motivation Paper (20%), L2 Motivation Final Presentation based on the paper (20%)    Class Participation (10%) Class Documents ESP1a L2 Motivational Self System Syllabus ESP1a-2021_ClassChecklist Homework due… Read More

ESP1a The L2 Motivational Self System

Through readings and viewings, note-taking, reflective activities, and in-class discussions, you can analyze your motivation by learning more about your language learning experience, your ought-to self, and ideal self. Then, you can find many convenient ways to become more motivated while learning at university. This class is useful not only for English, but for any subject you learn with more confidence.


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