Perceptions of Motivational Strategies among Pre-Service Chinese Language Teachers

Sin-Manw Sophia LAM, Wing Tung Michelle CHENG

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Cultivating four skills, interests, attitudes, and learning habits in the Chinese language is a fundamental objectives of the Chinese Language Education Curriculum in Hong Kong (Curriculum Development Council, 2017). However, an overemphasis on developing the four skills of language learning has often overshadowed the importance of fostering students' interest and motivation. Previous studies in Hong Kong have demonstrated the critical role of teacher instruction and practice in shaping student motivation (Lai, 2009; Yin et al., 2009). Nevertheless, there is a noteworthy deficiency in teachers' awareness of motivational strategies (Law, 2009), revealing that teachers perceive an urgent necessity to acquire knowledge on how to augment students' motivation to engage in learning (Lee, 2015).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning and Teaching Chinese as a First Language International Perspectives
EditorsSin Manw Sophia LAM, John Chi-Kin LEE, Chung Mou SI
ISBN (Print)9781032531267
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 28 Jun 2024


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