Why do people learn languages?

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Why do people learn languages?
There are a number of different reasons for language study
School Curriculum. Whether they like it or not
Advancement: it offers a chance for advancement in theirprofessional lives. (better job)
Target Language Community: where the inhabitants speak the language which the student is learning. Students will need to learn the L2 to survive in that community,English for specific purposes: some specific reason for wanting to learn the language.
EOP: English occupational purpose
EAP: English for academic purposes
EST: English for science and technologyCulture: Attracted to the culture
Miscellaneous: just for fun.
Not all the students should be treated in the same way
Success in language learning
Motivation: Internal drive that encouragessomebody to pursue a course of action.
Extrinsic motivation: (outside)
Integrative motivation: integrate themselves into the culture.
Instrumental Motivation: language will be a instrument ingetting a better job. The L2 is an instrument in their attainment of such a goal. Attitude to the language. Parents against target culture. Student´s peers. Previous experiences as language learners.Intrinsic motivation (inside)
Physical conditions (classroom environment)
Method
The teacher
Success

Motivational Differences
Children: are curious, their span of attention orconcentration is less. They seek teachers’ approval. Frequent changes of activity.
Adolescents: not expect any extrinsic motivation. Peer approval.
Adult beginners: Easiest people to teach. Highdegree of extrinsic motivation. Often succeed very quickly.
Adult Intermediate Students:
Adult Advanced students:

The necessity of a systematic comparison among languages and culturesEffectiveness of the tools, preparation of materials
Preparation of sufficient Tests.
The linguistics deformations can be cause by the descriptibles differences among the two languages.
Pedagogic...
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