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Personal Growth as a Strong Element in the Motivation of Australian University Students to Learn German

Schmidt, Gabriele


For the last ten years, language learning motivation research has focussed on how learners see knowledge of a language as part of their identity. This article presents the findings of a qualitative interview study that investigated whether personal growth is also a strong element in the motivation of Australian university students to learn German. After first outlining the theoretical framework in which the study is situated and describing the research design and method, the article will...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Review of Applied Linguistics (online edition)


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