Korean language learning demotivation among EFL instructors in South Korea

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dc.contributor.author Gearing, Nigel en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-05T08:08:48Z en
dc.date.issued 2019 en
dc.identifier.citation Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching 9(1):199-223 2019 en
dc.identifier.issn 2083-5205 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48407 en
dc.description.abstract Studies investigating the motivation of L1 speakers of English to learn the national language of the host society they currently reside in remain rare, despite the exponential growth of such individuals residing in these nations this century. Previous such studies in South Korea have concluded that learning Korean as a second language (L2) is largely perceived as difficult, unnecessary and is therefore accompanied by experiences of demotivation and amotivation (see Gearing & Roger, 2018). However, these studies did not explicitly address demotivation and amotivation when examining experiences that affect the motivation to learn Korean of 14 English as a Foreign Language (EFL) instructors working in South Korean university language education centers (LECs). Therefore, this study investigates which learning experiences resulted in the amotivation of participants and how two participants who experienced demotivation employed strategies to remotivate themselves. Coding of semi-structured interviews and optional diaries found that despite intent, most participants displayed symptoms of both amotivation and demotivation. The main implication of this study is that in the absence of perceived necessity, affected individuals with insufficient internal motivation or vision to acquire Korean consequently attribute externally related demotivating experiences to pre-existing or resulting amotivation. en
dc.publisher Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza, Kalisz en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching en
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dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.title Korean language learning demotivation among EFL instructors in South Korea en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.14746/ssllt.2019.9.1.9 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 199 en
pubs.volume 9 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/ssllt/article/view/18555 en
pubs.end-page 223 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 778635 en
dc.identifier.eissn 2084-1965 en
pubs.number 1 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-08-09 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2019 en

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