School of Foreign Studies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Shaanxi, China
This study investigated the relationship between attitudes, motivation, and adult Chinese speakers’ English proficiency. It aims to find out what kinds of attitudes and motivation led to their success in English learning. A combination of quantitative and qualitative research designs was adopted. 39 adult Chinese speakers who had learned English in China and had already taken the IELTS test were randomly selected as subjects. A questionnaire and a semi-structured interview were adopted as the main instruments. The results indicate that it was people with positive attitudes toward British /learning English and possessed instrumental motivation achieved higher scores.
Attitudes; Instrumental motivation; Integrative motivation
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