The purpose of this investigation is to analyse motivation and attitudes, towards languages in a multilingual context. It draws on a study of 178 language students in two universities one on the field of Teaching Education and the other one in the field of Health Care. A multiple-choice questionnaire was created to gather the data. It included among others some items on Attitudes and Motivation toward learning Spanish, Catalan, English and French. The students' self-assessment on those 4 languages was correlated with their answers related to attitudes and motivation toward those languages. Besides, ANOVAs were run to analyse the variability between and among different groups of students. The results supported the findings reported by other studies, showing a close relationship between attitudes, motivation and language achievement.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2008|
- Language learning