Practical activities to enhance L2 identity

Reynolds, Alexandra (2014) Practical activities to enhance L2 identity. IATEFL 2013 Liverpool Conference Selections.

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How strong is your students' sense of L2 identity? Can enhancing L2 identity motivate learners to engage more profoundly and enduringly with English?

The purpose of this practical guide is to demonstrate how we can increase L2 learner motivation by inviting students to think about who they are, how they are perceived by others, and who they would like to be.

These activities are aimed at practitioners who teach L2 English. The tasks invite students to draw pictures representing their own minds, create hierarchies and word lists. The drawings, for example, are revealing about the importance of our language learning centres within a framework of personal individual tastes.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: L2 identity, English, French, classroom
Schools and Departments: School of English > Sussex Centre for Language Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0481 Theory. Method. Relations to other subjects
Depositing User: Alexandra Reynolds
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 10:55
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2017 14:57

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