L2 Motivation and Spirituality in College ELT: Changing L2 Learning and L2 Self With a Self-Determined Message

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<p>  The present study capitalized on a new research concept of L2 motivation based on Ushioda's (2009) a person-in-context relational view, or a person-in-context theory (PICT). It also underscored spirituality in higher education. Presuming a combination of PICT and spirituality as a potently powerful agent in fostering L2 motivation, the study employed relevant English language teaching (ELT) in college for a one-semester period (16 weeks) with first-year students (<i>N </i>= 66). Four research aims were explored: (1) transformation of L2 learning strategy including motivation; (2) promotion of self-focused L2 use capability from a surface to deeper level; (3) emergent sense of accomplishment and self-satisfaction through task engagement; (4) semantic characteristics of English messages in pursuit of self-maturity as a whole person. Statistical evidences indicated the effects of PICT-spirituality-amalgamated ELT in (1), (2), (3), including enhanced L2 motivation and self-identity-concerned L2 use. Also, sense of accomplishment and self-satisfaction evidently emerged in task engagement. Real world-concerned messages were elicited in (4) through text mining and text analytics procedures.</p>


  • ARELE: Annual Review of English Language Education in Japan

    ARELE: Annual Review of English Language Education in Japan 29(0), 1-16, 2018

    The Japan Society of English Language Education


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