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.

How will your grade be calculated? 

Homework (30%)

Free Rice (10% Content, 10% Online Class Participation),

Midterm L2 Motivation Paper (20%),

L2 Motivation Final Presentation based on the paper (20%)   

Class Participation (10%)

Class Documents

ESP 1a L2 Motivational Self System Quick Syllabus


Homework due before class Class 02 on Sunday at 4:30 PM (earlier is gladly accepted): 

1. Please email me with a) a greeting, b) why are are taking this class, and c) what English classes you have taken at Saitama University. Then, I will reply and send you a link to your Google Doc Homework upload file.

2. Please read and take notes on this article for about 2-3 pages in the link below. Please take two photos and put them in the Google share file and document I shared with you via email. I will explain this in class:

Vye, S. (2016). Art and the motivational L2 self system in a university course. Learning Learning, 23(2), 2-7.

Note-taking is an excellent skill to use while studying or in your daily life. There is no one correct way to take notes, but it is helpful not to write long sentences and write the main idea in phrases and images. Here are some note-taking samples:

Note Taking Sample 1

Note Taking Sample 2

2. Your Free Rice Learning Program

Please make an account to our ESP1a English Motivation 2023 with our class code I provided in the Zoom chat if you have not already. Several students and myself are playing already. You can make an avatar name if you wish, but please let me know your game name. For your English motivation, you can choose any of the English categories and study as you like. Your goal is to get 2,000 correct answers before the last class at your pace, but do practice sometime every week. This is 20% of the class grade, but you can chose the subjects you wish and feed children around the world in hunger for free sponsored by the United Nations and the World Food Programme.

One Comment on “Class 01 Orientation & the L2 Motivational Self System

  1. Pingback: ESP1a The L2 Motivational Self System | Stacey Vye's English Education Homepage

Leave a Reply