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Motivated To Learn: Motivational Differences In High School And University-Level Foreign Language Classroom Experiences, Roy Williams Iv Apr 2019

Motivated To Learn: Motivational Differences In High School And University-Level Foreign Language Classroom Experiences, Roy Williams Iv

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Student motivation in the context of foreign language learning is a complex topic that influences many areas of language study. Dornyei’s L2 Motivational Self Model and the concept of future self guides give some insight into the underlying motivational orientations when used to analyze self-reported survey data regarding language learning and its perceived benefits (Dornyei & Ushioda, 2009, p. 456). This analysis brings to light some of the major differences between these two contexts, challenges the idea that they are identical or equivalent in learning outcomes, and suggests some practical application to the foreign language classroom at Western Kentucky University.


Language Choice Of Bilingual Musicians, Macy Lethco May 2017

Language Choice Of Bilingual Musicians, Macy Lethco

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Often unconsciously, every bilingual makes a choice in each interaction of which language to use. These choices have many motivating factors but are mainly based on the content of the message and the identity of the speaker. This may occur in seconds and without hesitation. If even here, a choice is taking place, how much more in the writing, composition, and production of a song or album? Artists, unlike speakers in a conversation, can choose the audience the communicate with. Musicians and music listeners who choose to define themselves in a personal bilingual identity, which at the same time is ...


Ua68/2 Potter College Of Arts & Letters Interdisciplinary Studies, Wku Archives Jan 2015

Ua68/2 Potter College Of Arts & Letters Interdisciplinary Studies, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Interdisciplinary Studies which include:

  • African American Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Canadian Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Latin American Studies


Ua68/7/2/3 Potter College Of Arts & Letters Modern Languages Student Organizations Delta Phi Alpha, Wku Archives Jan 2015

Ua68/7/2/3 Potter College Of Arts & Letters Modern Languages Student Organizations Delta Phi Alpha, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Epsilon Upsilon chapter of Delta Phi Alpha (German Honor Society).


Ua68/7/2/2 Potter College Of Arts & Letters Modern Languages Student Organizations Le Cercle Francais, Wku Archives Jan 2015

Ua68/7/2/2 Potter College Of Arts & Letters Modern Languages Student Organizations Le Cercle Francais, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the French Club, known as Le Cercle Francais.


Hall, Deborah Mcguffey (Fa 69), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2012

Hall, Deborah Mcguffey (Fa 69), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 69. Thesis: “Using Folklore to Teach English as a Second Language” by Deborah McGuffey Hall in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Arts, Department of Folk and Intercultural Studies at Western Kentucky University.


Ua3/9/7 Wku Confucius Institute Proposal, Wku President's Office - Ransdell Jan 2009

Ua3/9/7 Wku Confucius Institute Proposal, Wku President's Office - Ransdell

WKU Archives Records

Proposal for the creation of the WKU Confucius Institute. The first half of the document is in Chinese with an English translation following.


The Interlanguage Of Advanced Speakers: Implications & Suggestions, Madeline Garr Aug 1991

The Interlanguage Of Advanced Speakers: Implications & Suggestions, Madeline Garr

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This thesis details a study of the interlanguage of advanced speakers of English as a Second Language. The purpose of the study was to see what errors these students made when speaking the language in a communicative environment. In approaching the issue of interlanguage, the writer surveys the research in language acquisition as well as in interlanguage, error analysis and language learning theories. Based on this research and the results of this study, the writer explores the implications of both the research and the study and offers suggestions to teachers of advanced conversation classes.


The Folklife Expressions Of Three Isle Royale Fishermen: A Sense Of Place Examination, Timothy Cochrane May 1982

The Folklife Expressions Of Three Isle Royale Fishermen: A Sense Of Place Examination, Timothy Cochrane

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Selected forms of three Isle Royale fishermen’s folklife expressions – material folk culture, social folk custom and narrative folklore – were documented and analyzed. The informants are representative of the group of Scandinavian fishermen who operated commercial fisheries on Isle Royale from the 1880s to date. Documentary and analytical emphasis centered on occupational aspects of their folklife expressions and the fishermen’s perception of the island archipelago. Accordingly, special interest was focused on the fishermen’s interplay with the Lake Superior and Isle Royale environs. Selected folklife expressions were analyzed to uncover fishermen’s cognitive and affective responses to their insular ...