discusses how to arouse students’ potentialities in learning English by using
two important non-intelligence factors: motivation and attitude. With the
need to address the diversity of language learners in the contemporary ESL
context, the value of non-intelligence factors cannot be underestimated. There
are several non-intelligence factors that influence success or failure in
English learning, but the two major ones include motivation and attitude.
Motivation drives students towards a desired goal, while attitude shapes
students’ perceptions of the curriculum, peers, as well as the instructor. It
is important for language educators to recognize the value of these factors if
quality outcomes in terms of English learning are to be delivered.
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Liu, Y. (2014) Motivation and Attitude: Two Important Non-Intelligence Factors to Arouse Students’ Potentialities in Learning English. Creative Education
, 1249-1253. doi: 10.4236/ce.2014.514140
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