Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

Language Education Seminar: Motivation – Language learners’ and teachers’

26 March 2014 - 26 March 2014
Hillary Place 1.24

The Language Education Research Group in the School of Education is pleased to invite you to attend this research seminar which is part of our 2013-14 seminar series.

This seminar will be led by Dr Martin Lamb and Lou Harvey.

Lou will present the story of an UK-based English-language learner, Raluca, illustrating the ways in which her motivation to learn was socially constructed around her desire to ‘become someone’. Drawing on Bakhtin's concept of ideological becoming (1981: 341), I characterise Raluca’s motivation to learn English as part of her broader personal and social development, her process of learning to be in the world.

Martin will discuss a research proposal he’s currently working on entitled ‘English language teacher enthusiasm for subject and work in developing countries – who has it, who hasn’t, and how it can be generated and sustained’.

There is no booking required, however, due to the size of the room, seating will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The School apologises in advance if this causes any inconvenience.

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