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Motivating Language Learners (Modern Language in Practice) Hardcover – September 23, 1999


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  • Series: Modern Language in Practice (Book 12)
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters (September 23, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853594490
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853594496
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,352,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gary Chambers taught German and Latin in secondary schools in Cleveland and London before joining the School of Education, Leeds University, in 1989. His major research interest is problems relating to motivation and foreign language learning. He has also co-directed projects on teaching foreign languages to pupils with special educational needs, diversification, and bilingual' teaching of geography and history. He is Editor of Language Learning Journal.

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By Stephen Pellerine on January 6, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is a hard book to review for me.

If you are researching in the area of language education, and investigating motivation in language learning I can see how this is a necessity. This book, I feel, should have been the start to a series on the same topic. If it was and I missed this please forgive me, but I didn't see any more here in Amazon.

I also think the book is important as there are not so many available on this important topic in language teaching, it gets a lot of extra credit in my books for this point. It is a book captures a lot of action research.

I don't find myself revisiting this book a lot. It has sat for some time on my shelf and I just decided to take it down for this review. So, I do see value in this publication - but perhaps there is scope to conduct research that works on more global aspects of motivation. I would like to read more on this. I would like wider sprawling research on what is covered here - but then which researcher would not like to see this in their field.
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