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Conference Paper: Bridging the gap: Motivation in year one EAP classrooms

TitleBridging the gap: Motivation in year one EAP classrooms
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherCentre for Applied English Studies (CAES), the University of Hong Kong.
Citation
The Academic English Symposium 2012, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1 June 2012 How to Cite?
AbstractMotivation has always been considered an important factor in language learning, and this is particularly crucial for first-year university undergraduates under the new four-year curriculum. With one year less English learning experience in secondary schools and one more year to study at universities, where English is usually used as a medium of instruction and a lingua franca for international knowledge exchange, this transition can be challenging. To bridge the gap, first year undergraduates are usually required to take courses of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). However, because of the compulsory nature of the courses, students are usually instrumentally motivated or not motivated at all. Therefore, course developers and teachers play vital roles in developing learners’ L2 learning motivation, and preparing them for further study in their own discipline using English. This paper investigates research in L2 learning motivation and how it can be applied to EAP classrooms to enrich the English learning experience of first year undergraduates. Practical strategies to motivate students to participate in classroom activities and out-of-class learning, and methods to provide motivational feedback in formative assessment will be suggested.
DescriptionConference Theme: Research into Practice in the Four-year curriculum
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/166380

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorYung, KWHen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T08:33:42Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T08:33:42Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe Academic English Symposium 2012, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1 June 2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/166380-
dc.descriptionConference Theme: Research into Practice in the Four-year curriculum-
dc.description.abstractMotivation has always been considered an important factor in language learning, and this is particularly crucial for first-year university undergraduates under the new four-year curriculum. With one year less English learning experience in secondary schools and one more year to study at universities, where English is usually used as a medium of instruction and a lingua franca for international knowledge exchange, this transition can be challenging. To bridge the gap, first year undergraduates are usually required to take courses of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). However, because of the compulsory nature of the courses, students are usually instrumentally motivated or not motivated at all. Therefore, course developers and teachers play vital roles in developing learners’ L2 learning motivation, and preparing them for further study in their own discipline using English. This paper investigates research in L2 learning motivation and how it can be applied to EAP classrooms to enrich the English learning experience of first year undergraduates. Practical strategies to motivate students to participate in classroom activities and out-of-class learning, and methods to provide motivational feedback in formative assessment will be suggested.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherCentre for Applied English Studies (CAES), the University of Hong Kong.-
dc.relation.ispartofAcademic English Symposiumen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleBridging the gap: Motivation in year one EAP classroomsen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailYung, KWH: wyunghku@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.hkuros206136en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros200899-
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong, China-

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