Attitudes and Motivation in Second-Language Acquisition: A Study of International Students in China from a Cultural Perspective1

  • Baohua Yu
  • David Watkins
Part of the CERC Studies in Comparative Education book series (CERC, volume 27)


Educators, teachers, and parents in both Western and non-Western countries have long considered motivation a key to successful academic performance. Dörnyei (2001) and Oxford and Ehrman (1992), for example, have proposed that learners’ attitudes toward and motivation for learning the target language are important factors for second- (or foreign-) language acquisition (SLA).


International Student Language Learning Language Proficiency Language Acquisition Chinese Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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