The student voice in models of language learning motivation: listening to secondary school students’ experiences of foreign language learning

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    Post-14 foreign language learning in England has seen a decline in recent years. This follows changes to languages education policies which made the subject optional rather than part of the statutory National Curriculum. Such changes were predicated in part on the belief that optional study would increase students’ motivation to continue with language learning. However, the number of students choosing to study for a General Certificate in Secondary Education (GCSE) in another language decreased significantly once the changes were implemented in 2004.
    Date of AwardJan 2015
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Brighton
    SupervisorCatherine Watts (Supervisor), Angela Pickering (Supervisor) & Jane Jones (Supervisor)

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