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"My teacher contributes to my hatred of French": Une étude sur la démotivation ressentie par les apprenants de sexe masculin inscrits au programme de français de base

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dc.contributor.author Trerice, Dylan
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-30T22:40:29Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-30T22:40:29Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-07-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6396
dc.description.abstract While much of the literature in the field of second language (L2) motivational variance has focused on macro-level or societal variables to account for males’ disinterest to learn French, very few studies consider micro-level factors, that is, those within the language learning classroom. To fill this gap in the literature, this exploratory and descriptive study examines, from both the perspective of male Core French learners and Core French teachers, possible pedagogical elements that boys perceive as contributing factors to their demotivation to learn French. A mixed method design was employed and data were collected from a sample of 75 male Core French students and six Core French teachers on southern Vancouver Island. The quantitative data were collected through the use of modified questionnaires, while the qualitative data were gathered using focus group interviews. There are three major findings in the current study. First, male Core French learners reported being disinterested in the topics of study used in the Core French classroom and demotivated by the Core French textbook. Second, male Core French learners criticized the overdependence of written modality exercises implemented in the language classroom, suggesting that the repetitive nature of the written exercises discourages them to learn French. Third, male Core French learners were shown to strongly disfavour the teacher-centered approach most often described by learners. They reported that a more student-centered approach, which incorporated games and a significant increase in speaking and interactive activities, might encourage them to be more motivated to learn French. Based on these findings, implications and future research directions are discussed. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso fr en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ *
dc.subject L2 motivation variance en_US
dc.subject Core French pedagogy and didactics en_US
dc.subject Micro-level factors en_US
dc.subject adolescent male demotiation en_US
dc.title "My teacher contributes to my hatred of French": Une étude sur la démotivation ressentie par les apprenants de sexe masculin inscrits au programme de français de base en_US
dc.title.alternative Etude sur la démotivation ressentie par les apprenants de sexe masculin inscrits au programme de français de base en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Caws, Catherine
dc.degree.department Department of French en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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