Motivational Strategies in the Language Classroom Paperback
Part of the Cambridge Language Teaching Library series
This volume gives an overview of the theory of motivation and applies it to practical skills and strategies, providing new insights into the field of motivational studies and its implications for second-language pedagogy.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 164 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 27/09/2001
- Category: ELT: teaching theory & methods
- ISBN: 9780521793773
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Review by Asunaro
Dornyei is a leading researcher on motivation in the language classroom. His other volumes provide an expansive top down, bottom up view of how the student's environment, experiences, and internal thoughts affects his/her motivation. This book takes that research and expresses it in a simple manner easily understood by any teacher. Equally as important, Dornyei provides practical suggestions for improving student motivation. At the end of the book is a check list of suggestions that helps summarize what was covered and helps teachers identify possible points where student motivation may drop off during the educational cycle.