By Zoltán Dörnyei, Jill Hadfield

Motivation is an important aspect in studying, and the main as a rule brought up reason for good fortune or failure in language studying. Jill Hadfield and Zoltán Dörnyei current a brand new concept of motivation concentrated round the idea of the "˜Ideal destiny Language Self", arguing that if scholars have a wealthy and encouraging imaginative and prescient of themselves as profitable destiny language rookies and clients, they are going to be stimulated to work flat out to actualise the imaginative and prescient and develop into that learner. This book:

  • integrates the most recent examine in language educating with cutting edge lecture room practice
  • offers feedback on how some of the parts of the idea may be based right into a instructing sequence
  • includes a number of imaginitive lecture room actions designed to assist either pupil and instructor in growing and actualising the right Self via visualisation, aim atmosphere, job id and making plans, and a range of applicable studying strategies
  • shows how lecturers can adopt motivation-related study of their personal classrooms

This is a perfect advisor to and task booklet for the idea and perform of motivation in language studying for college students and lecturers alike.

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What can you see? . who is the self that is waiting for you there? Activity 4 Activity 4: Portraits Aim: To introduce the students to the concept and image of a general ideal self Level: Pre-intermediate up Time: 10–15 minutes Materials: Some reproductions of portraits, music if preferred Preparation: Rehearse the script Language practice Functions description of places and people Skills listening and speaking Language areas present continuous, present simple, present perfect, adjectives for physical description Procedure 1.

How can I best use these activities in my classroom to achieve the aim of this section? It is probably a good idea to begin with the reading/discussion activity in Activity 9. This will contextualise and give background to any subsequent 33 34 Chapter 1 • Imaging identity: my future L2 self activities. It also gives students an opportunity to analyse what is realistic and unrealistic in a more detached and impersonal way than if their own ideals and aspirations are involved. This can then give them a tool to dissect their own ideas.

Ask each group of four to report their ideas to the class. 6. Draw the discussion together by summarising their ideas and adding your own on what is feasible/achievable within the parameters of the course you are teaching. Activity 11 Example ranking activity Number each statement: 1. I can do this now. 2. I will be able to do this by the end of this course. 3. I would like to be able to do this in the future. 4. I will probably not be able to do this. 5. Not part of my future L2 self. Example list of statements My future L2 self can .

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