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L2 Motivation and the Type of English Course: A Mixed-Methods Investigation of the Dynamic Features of Future L2 Selves among EFL Students at Saudi Universities

Altalib, Aser

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Recent research has shown that learners' future second-language (L2) selves (i.e., visual mental imagery of desirable future self-images as competent L2 users) can influence the learning process and, more importantly, act as a driving force of language learning motivation. Despite considerable research on language learning motivation, it is unclear what the effect of English for specific purposes (ESP) courses have on language learning motivation and particularly learners' future L2 selves. The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/204731
DOI: 10.25911/5f4e2379db426

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