International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Exploring the Role of Motivation in the Reflection of the Effects of Intercultural Learning on Foreign Language Learning
Dr. Yau Tsai

Abstract
This study targets students speaking English as a foreign language (EFL) and studying abroad in an English-speaking country and adopts interviews to explore whether and how their motivation to learn English reflects the effects of intercultural learning on foreign language learning. As such effects are found to be reflected in integrative motivation and instrumental motivation which function well in enabling students to learn English actively and effectively, the researcher concludes that these two types of motivation are essential to determining how and why intercultural learning has an effect on foreign language learning. While finding that the willingness to communicate and interact with native speakers commonly emerges among students studying abroad due to the impact of intercultural learning, she also concludes that it can be included as one of the components in motivation and play a role in promoting the effects of intercultural learning on foreign language learning.


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