Initiation and Maintenance of Motivation in Second Language Acquisition

Dongfeng Li
2012 Higher Education of Social Science   unpublished
There are many factors leading to success in Second Language Acquisition. Among them affective factors play a crucial role. The present study focuses on motivation, which is a major factor in affective domain. Through a case study, it is believed that teacher factor and early success are crucial in initiating motivation, while internalization of external factors can facilitate learners to maintain motivation for long-term benefit.