A case study of a successful foreign language learner 10 intelligence on bodily

A case study of a successful foreign language learner

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A case study of a successful foreign language learner 10 intelligence on bodily-kinesthesis. This finding account for why he is hesitated at physical activities in any teambuilding events at work and at class. So the activities involved the integration of his innate intelligence helps develop his special abilities to achieve his goals. Motivation Individual motivation is another factor to explain why one learner is more successful than others. The level of effort that learners expend at various stages in their learning acquisition depends on how motivated they are to learn. Interviews are used to collect the opinions of learner about his motivation and attitude. According to types of motivations defined by Gardner and Lambert (1972), this successful learner’s motivation is categorized as instrumental and intrinsic. Instrumental motivation is characterized by the desire to obtain something practical or concrete from the study of a second language. With instrumental motivation the purpose of language acquisition is more utilitarian, such as meeting the requirements for school or university graduation, applying for a job, requesting higher pay based on language ability, reading technical material, translation work or achieving higher social status. He learns English because firstly English is a must for his current job. Secondly, he is aware of the role of English in global context in general and working environment in particular. He also realizes the importance of English speaking proficiency as it supports him working with clients professionally. In addition, he reveals that English proficiency ensures a stable salary and promotion in future. In terms of intrinsic motivation, he does and practices the activities and works because he feels that those activities are enjoyable. This motivation has a close relationship with the intrapersonal intelligence he has. Clearly, he is type of person knowing surely his needs, goals and preferences, etc. This successful learner additionally states that mistakes help him memorize better than correction. Attitude
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A case study of a successful foreign language learner 11 Learner’s attitude is also identified as an important variable. As the attitudes influence the learner outcome. There are both negative and positive towards the learning process. This learner holds positive attitude towards learning English. In his opinion, learning foreign language fascinates him. Because he sets clear motivation to learn English, he feels enjoyable to enhance his English proficiency since he expects to be able to communicate with native speakers to support his job better. Besides, this learner has a huge love to English culture. In the interview, he also stated that his dream is to visit England one day. This desire affects his attitude to learn English because he is interested in the country where English is spoken; he is more motivated to learn the language. He has actively attended extra class for vocabulary and grammar
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