Education K-12 M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Silmser, Lisa


There are many variables that affect students’ motivation to learn another language. Studies have found a variety of methods and theories used to measure and explain students’ motivation to learn another language. These measurements also show the effects that motivation can have on achievement in the language learning classroom. The theories that have gained the most attention and recognition include the socio-educational model, the motivational self-system, and self-determination theory. Each theory sheds light on the different factors that have an effect on second-language learners’ motivation to learn a language, while also providing extensive quantitative and qualitative research supporting each theory.

Degree Name

Education K-12 M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis

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