Thai Learners’ Motivation in Learning Different Foreign Languages (73170)

Session Information: Learning Experience, Student Learning & Learner Diversity
Session Chair: Dora Regoczi

Thursday, 21 September 2023 11:25
Session: Session 2
Room: Nova Icaria
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 2 (Europe/Madrid)

This study aimed to explore undergraduate learners' motivation in studying Chinese, French, Japanese, and Korean languages (LOTEs) in Thailand. Intended effort and Dörnyei’s L2MSS theory (2005) were used as a conceptual framework. This study employed a mixed research approach. A total of 261 LOTE students participated in the questionnaires, and 18 participants voluntarily attended the interview session. The results demonstrated that all LOTE students were highly motivated. Ideal L2 self, L2 learning experience, instrumentality promotion, international posture, and cultural/community interest were the top five predictors in the profiles of all LOTEs learners. Additionally, it was discovered that learners' intended efforts were positively connected with their ideal L2 self, L2 learning experience, instrumentality promotion, and interest in culture/community, with L2 learning experience serving as the best predictor for all four LOTEs students. As the L2 learning experience was discovered to be the strongest predictor in this study, it is recommended that future research might increase the sample size of the study, stretch to other LOTEs (such as Less Commonly Taught Languages: LCTLs).

Aphiwit Liang-Itsara, Mahidol University, Thailand
Luoling Yang, Mahidol University, Thailand

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Aphiwit Liang-Itsara is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Mahidol University in Thailand

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00