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Cultural narratives as enhancement of motivation through collaborative CALL. Antwerp CALL 2010: Motivation and Beyond Jane Vinther, PhD. University of Southern Denmark firstname.lastname@example.org. Background. A networking project financed by the Danish Agency for Innovation and Research in 2009
Antwerp CALL 2010: Motivation and Beyond
Jane Vinther, PhD.
University of Southern Denmark
a written language production class (EFL)
an English grammar class
That the cultural narrative may serve as an enhancer of motivation
- the ability to take charge of one’s own learning (Holec, 1981:3; cited in Benson, 2006:22).
- the situation in which the learner is totally responsible for all the decisions concerned with his learning and the implementations of those decisions (Dickinson, 1987:11; cited in Benson, 2006:22).
- a learner’s capacity for critical self-evaluation and self-determination, an ability to take control over and responsibility for her learning. In language learning, these reflective processes are supported by the exclusive use of the target language for interaction in the classroom (Schwienhorst, 2003:428).
- associated with the L2 course, the L2 teacher and the learner group
- the L2 self
- changes over time
(Dörnyei, Z., 2006)
1. Instrumental motivation.
2.An integrative motivation
when a learner wishes to integrate
himself within a culture of the second
language group, to identify himself with
and become a part of that society
(Dörnyei, 2006; Norton, 1997)
(i.e.Danish and Chinese)
Major error types (by Chinese):
we eat dumplings on the new year’s eve
I don’t know how people in __ city celebrate the Spring Festival
we don’t have __ heater here
I like to introduce them all to you
I may won’t say much
I’m curious about how doyou plan your timetable for the job and your study
you can see […] how does lucky money bag look like
how you pick your English name?
is it sounds like Mary?
A. Danish students:
1. I really hate to correct other peoples mistakes, especially people I don’t know so well yet. If you want you can always correct mine as revenge. I really suck at grammar myself.’
2. Although I understand what you are saying in these sentences, they are not 100 percent correct. To correct the sentences you need to add auxiliary verbs.
3. You were right about the flaw in what I had written. It happens to me occasionally that I tinker so much with a sentence that some parts of it become complete gibberish.
B. Chinese students:
1. Here are my comments and I hope it can do some help.
2. Honestly, I’m not good at grammar. Here’s my correction on your mail. […] What do you think?
3. I think it is a good idea to correct my mistakes directly in may email. It’s very convenient for me to see the mistakes, too. I like this way.’
”What do you think?”
“There is a confusion here. Do you mean you would like to have been there, if so, here you should use subjunctive mood – ‘I would have been to many European countries’ if u mean you have been there, I think the word ‘otherwise’ is not appropriate here.”
to continue classroom work with greater insight