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International Perspectives on Motivation

Language Learning and Professional Challenges

  • Ema Ushioda

About this book


Bringing together motivation-related practical concerns and debates from diverse international contexts and educational settings where English is learned, this book shows how locally produced insights and issues can have wider global significance, resonating with the experiences and concerns of English teachers and learners across the world.


Motivation ELT English language learning teaching local global Applied Linguistics Chinese education English Integration Language Learning language teaching research

Editors and affiliations

  • Ema Ushioda
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WarwickUK

About the editors

Pamela Aboshiha, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK Darío Luis Banegas, Ministerio de Educación del Chubut, Argentina Budiyanto, Principal of Junior High School 7, Jambi, Indonesia Xuesong (Andy) Gao, University of Hong Kong Alastair Henry, University West, Sweden Lane Igoudin, Los Angeles City College, USA Kuchah Kuchah, University of Sheffield, UK Martin Lamb, University of Leeds, UK Diane Malcolm, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain Glenn Stockwell, Waseda University, Japan Florentina Taylor, University of York, UK Ema Ushioda, University of Warwick, UK Lindy Woodrow, University of Sydney, Australia

Bibliographic information


'This volume is unique in that it is a collection of multicultural, interdisciplinary studies using qualitative (Malcolm, Aboshiba) and mixed methods (Woodrow, Taylor, Gao). The mixed methods approach and the longitudinal research design applied in some of these studies offer a deeper examination and understanding of L2 motivation changes as related to English language learning worldwide, as studies on motivation and language acquisition are predominantly survey based.' - LINGUIST

'A welcome aspect of this book is its focus on the local context of language learning and how this interacts with both the learner's concept of self and the motivation to pursue his or her language studies.' - English Today