The 'ideal L2 self': motivating adult EFL learners

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Presenter(s): 
Jessica Mackay

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Pilgrims Humanising Language Teaching Scholarship winner
Jessica Mackay (University of Barcelona)

Recent publications on the nature of language learning motivation (Dornyei, 2005) emphasize the personal, intimate journey of the individual and the importance of affective factors such as emotions, vision and the power of the imagination. This talk will present some practical activities and techniques, such as positive visualization, which aim to help learners develop their own ‘ideal L2 self’