Initiation and Maintenance of Motivation in Second Language

Dongfeng LI


Abstract There are many factors leading to success in Second Language Acquisition. Among them affective factors play a crucial role. The present study focuses on motivation, which is a major factor in affective domain. Through a case study, it is believed that teacher factor and early success are crucial in initiating motivation, while internalization of external factors can facilitate learners to maintain motivation for long-term benefit.

Key words: affective factors; motivation; internalization


affective factors; motivation; internalization

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