A Study of the International Students’ Motivation to Study Chinese
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016, Pages: 147-152
Received: Jul. 8, 2016; Accepted: Jul. 18, 2016; Published: Jul. 29, 2016
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Qiao Hengyu, School of Foreign Languages, China Three Gorges University, Yichang, China
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Abstract
Many linguists, such as Lightbown & Spada, have proved that motivation is very important for language learning, especially for the second language learning. Chinese language is the compulsory course in many universities in China and many international students, especially the undergraduates major in technology or engineering can’t do it well. Through the survey and analysis of it, this study shows that teachers had put too much attention on sparing international students’ extrinsic motivation and ignores the intrinsic motivation. The effective teaching method is sparing students’ intrinsic motivation from the perspective of Chinese culture.
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Motivation, SLA, Chinese Courses, International Students
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Qiao Hengyu, A Study of the International Students’ Motivation to Study Chinese, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2016, pp. 147-152. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20160404.12
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