An investigation into students' motivation to learn English in higher education in Vietnam

Ngo, Thu Huong (2015) An investigation into students' motivation to learn English in higher education in Vietnam. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This mixed-methods research explored students' motivation to learn English in an attempt to enhance the quality of teaching and learning English in Vietnamese higher education. An intricate picture of students' motivation was revealed: motivation to learn English to gain pragmatic benefits, to satisfy internal aspirations, and in response to external pressures. Students expressed that feeling connected with significant people (lecturers, peers and parents) enhanced their motivation to learn English. This research has significance at both practical and theoretical levels as it provides important insights into the teaching and learning English in Vietnamese higher education and the literature of second language learning motivation.

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ID Code: 84470
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Spooner-Lane, Rebecca, Ehrich, Lisa, & Mergler, Amanda
Keywords: L2 motivation, self-determination theory, Vietnamese higher education, intrinsic/extrinsic motivation, mixed methods research
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 23 Jul 2015 02:04
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 05:37

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