Lesson 2: Motivation


1. Which of the following is an example of instrumental motivation?

2. Whether students are successful or not in language learning depends on whether they have specific cognitive abilities required for language learning.

3. Motivation to learn a language is quite stable and students' motivations rarely change.

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Do you think that the instrumental/integrative distinction is accurate or do some motivations have both instrumental and integrative components?

Interview a person who is currently engaged in language learning. Find out what the person's motivation (or motivations) for language learning are? How has the person's motivation(s) changed over time? Does the learner identify any circumstances that either increased or decreased their motivation?