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Attitudes and Motivation in Bilingual Education

  1. David Lasagabaster

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0059

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Lasagabaster, D. 2012. Attitudes and Motivation in Bilingual Education. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Languages play a paramount role in any society in general and in education in particular. A student enrolled in a bilingual school in which different languages are in contact soon realizes that society, family, peers, and school all place importance on these languages. The students' own assessment, together with the context, the information, and the knowledge they acquire will shape their attitudes toward these languages and their motivation for learning them.


  • bilingualism;
  • language teaching;
  • teaching methods in applied linguistics