Sendai JALT:

Perspective on Learner Demotivation

Date: Sunday, June 24th, 2007 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Joseph Falout

Abstract: Research shows the strongest influence on learner motivation is teacher behaviors, and past demotivation correlates with present negative affect and proficiency.

Students subjected to demotivating factors earlier in their learning are not able to control their affective states years later, causing a negative affective cycle that perpetuates demotivation.

The presentation will provide an overview of studies on learner demotivation, and will conclude with implications for teachers and learners.

Joseph Falout is an assistant professor at Nihon University. He started teaching ESL and college composition in 1991. His research theme has been demotivation in EFL learners in Japan.

Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Sendai JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Aoba-ku Chuo Shimin Center, (formerly called Ichiban-cho Shimin Center) 2-1-4 Ichiban-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, 980-0811

Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan


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