Frameworks for Focused Interventions
Building on the work of Zoltán Dörnyei, world authority in the field of learner motivation, this book introduces a new conceptualization of motivation—Directed Motivational Currents. Based on innovative theory about creating optimal psychological conditions for language learning to take place, the...
To Be Published September 1st 2015 by Routledge
Over the past decade, the focus of inquiry into the psychology of SLA has shifted from the analysis of various characteristics within individuals towards a greater consideration of individuals’ dynamic interactions with diverse contexts. This revisit of the bestselling The Psychology of the...
To Be Published May 25th 2015 by Routledge
Motivation is a vital element in learning, and the most commonly cited explanation for success or failure in language learning. Jill Hadfield and Zoltán Dörnyei present a new theory of motivation centred around the notion of the "˜Ideal Future Language Self", arguing that if students have a rich...
Published April 18th 2013 by Routledge
Research on the Interrelationship of Religion and ELT
Ideological and educational-political aspects of the link between language and faith—especially between Global English and Christianity—is a topic of growing interest in the field of English language teaching. This book explores the possible role and impact of teachers’ and students’ faith in the...
Published November 6th 2012 by Routledge
Series: Applied Linguistics in Action
Cultivating motivation is crucial to a language learner's success - and therefore crucial for the language teacher and researcher to understand. This fully revised edition of a groundbreaking work reflects the dramatic changes the field of motivation research has...
Published July 29th 2010 by Routledge
Construction, Administration, and Processing, 2nd Edition
Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration, and Processing is the first guide in the second language field devoted to the question of how to produce and use questionnaires as reliable and valid research instruments. It offers a thorough overview of the theory of...
Published November 18th 2009 by Routledge
Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition
Research results over the past decades have consistently demonstrated that a key reason why many second language learners fail--while some learners do better with less effort--lies in various learner attributes such as personality traits, motivation, or language aptitude. In psychology, these...
Published November 30th 2005 by Routledge