What is it about?

An analysis of motivation types and degrees can reveal learners’ expectations and learning objectives. The study analyzes the motivational patterns of a group of English for academic and professional purposes (EAPP) learners while focusing on types and degrees of motivation. The results help instructors and administrators make informed decisions and choices.

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Why is it important?

Learner motivation is a key variable in language education, and this article is probably a pioneering work on how practitioners themselves can understand learners motivation at the class-level.

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This page is a summary of: A Study of the Motivational Patterns of Learners of English for Academic and Professional Purposes, TESOL Journal, January 2013, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1002/tesj.74.
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