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Faktorer som påverkar att elever väljer spanska ochfortsätter att läsa det på gymnasiet
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Educational Work.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Factors that influence students to choose Spanish and that motivatethem to continue their Spanish studies in high school (English)
Abstract [en]

Since the introduction of the Spanish language in elementary school in

Sweden in 1994, this language has become larger than other traditional

modern languages such as German and French. As Spanish increases in

popularity, the number of students who discontinue their Spanish studies

also increases.

In this study, forty-five students who take Spanish at the high school level

were asked why they had chosen this language and how motivated they feel

now after studying it for a minimum of three and up to five years. Factors

such as the influence of friends while choosing the language, the information

that the school provided before the language choice, the interest in Spanish

speaking countries’ culture and the use of Spanish in free time, among

others, were investigated in the survey.

The results revealed that most of the students chose Spanish because

it seems amusing and easier than French and German and because they

are interested in traveling to Spanish speaking countries. This study also

showed that most of the students do not feel motivated to continue studying

Spanish but they do it in order to earn merit points that will increase their

chances to get accepted in college. The results were compared with

previous research studies and analyzed with help of the concepts

intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and integrative and instrumental motivations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keywords [sv]
Motivation, inre- och ytter motivation, instrumentella och integrativa motivationer, språkval, meritpoäng, spanskspråket, engelska
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-27377OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-27377DiVA, id: diva2:1188949
Available from: 2018-03-09 Created: 2018-03-09

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