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A comparison of English learning motivations of junior high school students in Taipei and in Shanghai
English learning motivation
junior high shcool students' English
Taipei and Shanghai
|Issue Date: ||2010-12-09 16:58:47 (UTC+8)|
|Abstract: ||本研究旨在比較台北市與上海市國中生英語學習動機。本研究為質性研究，藉由兩地國中生以及他們的師長與家長的訪談，以理解兩地國中生的英語學習動機及影響學習動機的因素與結果。研究發現，台北市學生英語學習較趨以興趣為導向， 雖然他們仍須面對升學考試。而上海市學生面對人口競爭，學習壓力大，英語學習動機強烈。|
This study tried to investigate the different motivation in English learning and the elements that influence the student's motivation between the junior high school students in Shanghai and Taipei. This study is conducted through social observation and qualitative research approaches. The scope of this study focuses on the investigation in Taipei and Shanghai. The subjects of this research will be the junior high school students in Taipei and the junior high school students in Shanghai, and the graduated or elder students, and the students' teachers and parents as well. After the research, there are some findings. The overpopulated pressure lead students in China must study harder to enter top prestigious universities. The interviewers in this study revealed that Taiwanese students do not totally study due to external stress and English learning is based on interests. Parents in Taiwan hope their kids not only learn English for good grades but also develop their interests in English learning. In Shanghai, parents urge their children to study all the time. Parents concern the school grades very much. In Taipei, teachers are willing to be students’ friends. Differently, teachers in Shanghai are more authoritative than in Taipei. Teachers emphasize the accuracy on English learning. China’s accession to WTO affects the model of English learning. Globalization accelerates the trend to learn English. These years China runs some world-class convention and exhibition which attract more international business and tourists and encourage Chinese to learn English. In the process in this study, we found the English learning motivation of students in Shanghai is stronger than Taiwan's students.
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