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I'm not giving up! Maintaining motivation in independent language learning

Linda Murphy

in Independent Language Learning

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083640
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209299 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083640.003.0006
I'm not giving up! Maintaining motivation in independent language learning

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This chapter is related to the impact of affective factors in the independent learning process. It examines the experience of a group of adult distance learners of French, German and Spanish studying at the UK Open University. The chapter explores the social, affective and self-motivational strategies the students use, as well as the role intrinsic motivation plays in their self-regulation of the learning process. While finding limited evidence of the learners' explicit use of affective and social strategies in the learning process, the chapter argues that such strategies play a significant role in the wider process of self-regulation.

Keywords: motivation; self-regulation; distance learning; language learning; affective strategy; social strategy

Chapter.  3954 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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