Student Voices form (Virtual) Language Classrooms
Keywords:attitudes, Czech, motivation, second language, reflective essays
A cohort of American students came to Prague for their Study Abroad in spring 2020. They singed up for a Czech language course but had to leave the country in the middle of the term and continue learning from homes. At the end of the term, they were asked to write a short reflective essay on how their motivation to learn Czech transformed throughout the term and what motivational factors they regarded as key for themselves. This text explores what the students have to say about their own learning experience from their unique study abroad experience and confirms that the integrative factor plays the most important role in the study abroad context.
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