Instructor's Final Comments
Like most people who become language teachers, you have a love for your language and the desire to help students experience the joy of learning a new language and culture. In achieving this goal, it is important to remember that language learning is not simply a cognitive endeavor and that your students will have a variety of possibly strong emotions about language learning. They will enter your classroom with different motivations, beliefs about language learning, and anxiety levels. This module has suggested that in order to help language learners be as successful as possible, teachers must help their students feel comfortable using their new language skills, identify and maintain positive learning motivations, and develop realistic beliefs about language learning.