Finding Drive

    Seyedeh Sara Jafari explores theories of student motivation and how language learners can harness it

    There is no question that one’s success in any task is closely related to motivation. Learning a language is no exception. But what is motivation?

    According to behaviorist theory, motivation is quite simply the anticipation of reward driven by previous experiences of reward for behavior. In this view, our acts are likely to be at the mercy of external forces.

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