Second Language Learning and Intrinsic Motivation of Multilingual Chinese Learners in the Philippines
The study focused on the intrinsic motivation factors that may identify what specific L2 communicative skill multilingual Chinese students are more motivated to learn and examined what variables (i.e. age, gender, and language proficiency) may relate to their motivation given their exposure to several languages such as Filipino, Chinese and English. 180 high school sophomore and senior students from a Chinese school in Manila were asked to complete a 48 – item IM questionnaire. The findings suggest that students are intrinsically motivated in learning and using the L2 communicative skills of reading and speaking under IM subtypes of Accomplishment and Knowledge. Moreover, age and gender are found to have moderate relationship to IM, whereas language proficiency seems to show otherwise. It can be noted that learners’ intrinsic motivation stem from their early L2 exposure, proliferation of Internet – mediated tasks and western media, curricular activities, and prestige of the L2 being learned.
Allan Rey S. Villaverde,
Rochelle Irene G. Lucas,
Second Language Learning and Intrinsic Motivation of Multilingual Chinese Learners in the Philippines, International Journal of Language and Linguistics.
Vol. 4, No. 3,
2016, pp. 114-121.
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