This study contributes to the understanding of interest development in second language learning. It describes the conditions which trigger students’ situational interest in learning English as a second language, and how temporary situational interest contributes to the development of more stable individual interest. The data are gathered from Indonesian students on an MA Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) programme at a UK university, through the use of introspective, semi-structured interviews. The findings are then discussed: with emerging themes utilised to answer the research questions. The study ends by outlining pedagogical implications and recommendations for future research.
Ratna Yunita, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Stream: Individual differences
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