Investigating ‘Interest’ Development of Indonesian Students in an MA TEFL Programme in Learning English as an L2

Abstract

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.



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Ratna Yunita, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Conference: ACLL2017
Stream: Individual differences

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