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Huy Pham C. L2 Motivation within the Ecology of Language Learning in Rural Settings. LRR. 2021; 12 (5) :27-52
URL: http://lrr.modares.ac.ir/article-14-54103-en.html
PhD, Department of Foreign Languages, University of Economics and Law, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam/ Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Country; Vietnam , cuongph@uel.edu.v
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This study explores the experiences of two high school students learning English in rural Vietnam through the lens of ecological systems theory. It also aims to gain in-depth insights into learners’ constructions of motivation within the nexus of personal and ecological elements. Data gathering spanned approximately 18 months and was based primarily on interviews, observations, and written and visual reflections. The analytical procedures drew on deductive category application in which pre-formulated theoretical constructs were used for content analysis. Findings show that given the constraints of rural context, the learning experiences of the two participants were vividly unfolded through their dynamic role in perceiving and evaluating language resources, support and learning opportunities, and their ongoing interaction with elements within and across ecosystems. Such processes contributed to shaping the ways in which these learners constructed their L2 motivation against the challenges in their lifeworld. The study reiterates the importance of examining motivation in context, incorporating both personal and ecological aspects underpinning language learning at both micro and macro levels. It calls for dialogues, discussions and negotiation among various educational stakeholders in creating language environments and opportunities for learners in rural settings.
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Article Type: Research article | Subject: Language Psychology
Published: 2022/01/21

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