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

  • Clare Forder

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

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