My Motivation – Your Motivation
Motivation is essential for learning. You polyglots are mostly motivated, but quite a few of my students in school are not. Polyglots learn languages because they want to, students not necessarily. Polyglots often learn on their own, students rely on their teacher. Polyglots find their own best learning methods, students have to do what the teacher asks them to do. But the main difference between polyglots and school students might be motivation. Is it possibly to take some polyglot motivation and spread it in the classroom? Or else … an unmotivated student has to stay in class, while an unmotivated polyglot just disappears from the polyglot scene?
I haven’t done much research yet on motivation, I’d like to approach the topic the “easy” way: by telling my story and by asking you to tell me your stories. I will show you how my motivation for learning languages has changed over time. And I will ask you a few questions about your motivation. I would like you to send me your answers via Facebook or email. Maybe I can find some points which are useful for my students. I plan to do some research and make another presentation about the results I got from you.
My presentation will be trilingual (first part in German – second part in Hungarian – third part in English), all with English subtitles.