Class 07 Attitudes to Learning English & the Ought-to Self

Summary: First, we tried this:

Then, we discussed the variety of self-selected readings or viewings you can take notes on for homework. Studying one instead of two materials per class is fine. Second, in pairs you chatted about university activities and the viewing you took notes on. Third, also in pair breakout rooms you used the L2 motivational self system question generator to communicate what you wanted to say about your language learning past and present. Fourth and finally, you took notes about answering these questions in the Google doc the you can include for your midterm report.

The Homework is due on Tuesday at 4 PM.

  1. Please chose one written articles or videos that complement your research for your L2 motivational self system report that will also be useful for your final presentation. You will write about your own L2 self system based on the question generate homework we will do for Class 10, and use all the notes you have taken to save time. And three sets of notes if you could not do the homework on Class 07:

Here is a lovely article that could be interesting for you, which is a study you learned about in Class 03 about Kay Irie Sensei’s interview video.  


Aubrey, S. (2014). Development of the L2 motivational self system: English at a

University in Japan, JALT Journal 36(2), 153-174.

Irie, K., & Brewster, D. (2013). One curriculum, three stories: Ideal L2 self and L2-self-

discrepancy profiles. In M. T. Apple, D. Da Silva, & T. Fellner (Eds.), Language learning

motivation in Japan (pp. 110-128). Multilingual Matters.

Kaneko, N., & Yanagihara, R. (2017). Ideal L2 self in EFL and ESP. Hijiyama University

Bulletin, 24, 37-44.

Pranpunta, S. (2016). EFL learners’ stories: Ideal L2 self and their learning experiences.

In P. Clements, A. Krause, & H. Brown (Eds.), Focus on the learner. Tokyo: JALT.

Ueki, M., & Takeuchi, O. (2013). Forming a clearer image of the ideal L2 self: the L2

motivational self system and learner autonomy in a Japanese EFL context. 

Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching7(3), 238-252. 


Josh ESL. (2016, July 04). Motivation and goals for language learning: Motivation in EFL

language motivation: L2 Self [Video]. Youtube. 

Josh ESL: Motivation and L2 Self

Pink. D. (2010). The surprising truth about motivation [Video file].

Deci, R. (n.d.). Promoting motivation, health, and excellence [Video]. YouTube TEDx Talks.

In other words, please choose one reading/viewing (in total) that match your L2 self system story. Therefore, if you find material that does not match well, stop reading or watching and find something that is interesting to you. I will also add more ideas for you.

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.

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