LEARNING ENGLISH AS LINGUA FRANCA IN TODAY’S GLOBAL COMMUNICATION

Fazlić, Mirela (2014) LEARNING ENGLISH AS LINGUA FRANCA IN TODAY’S GLOBAL COMMUNICATION. In: Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, May, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

Motivation has been accepted by both teachers and researchers as one of the key factors that influence the rate and success of second/foreign language learning. Motivation is the force that initiates learning and later sustains the long and tedious learning process. Without sufficient motivation, even individuals with the most remarkable language learning aptitude cannot accomplish long-term goals, and neither are appropriate curricula and good teaching enough on their own to ensure student achievement. Due to complex nature of language which is at the same time means of communication, part of identity, and the most important channel of social organization, motivation research is very complex task.Language is at the same time: a) acommunication coding system that can be taught as a school subject; b) an integral part of the individual's identity involved in almost all mental activities; and c)the most important channel of social organization embedded in the culture of the community where it is used (Dorney, 1998). A general assumption underlying this overview is the belief that L2 motivation is a complex, multifaceted construct, and that different approaches emphasize different aspects of its complexity. However, no theory has managed to represent it in its total complexity. Nowadays, English language became means of global communication due to its use in contemporary technology and electronic communication, so learning is not only limited to formal surroundings, such as classroom. On the contrary, learners have a chance to be in contact with English language every day using the Internet, watching popular films, and listening to music originating from English speaking countries.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: J-FLTAL
Depositing User: Mrs. Emina Mekic
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2016 23:04
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2016 23:04
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/3511

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