Class 08 The Ought-to Self & The Ideal Self

Summary: First, 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.


Homework due on 10/30/2022 5 PM:

  1. Please chose two 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:

Optional Readings (You can chose other motivation as you like):

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

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

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

Bulletin, 24, 37-44.

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. 

Optional Viewings:

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]. YouTube.

In other words, please choose two readings/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. Option to do Free Rice.

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