e-Learning, e-Education, and Online Training. 5th EAI International Conference, eLEOT 2019, Kunming, China, August 18–19, 2019, Proceedings

Research Article

The Strength and the Correlation Between English Learning Attitudes and Professional Development Needs of Secondary-School English Teachers in Multilingual Areas of China

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-35095-6_39,
        author={Wei Zhong and Danyang Li and Yuanbing Duan},
        title={The Strength and the Correlation Between English Learning Attitudes and Professional Development Needs of Secondary-School English Teachers in Multilingual Areas of China},
        proceedings={e-Learning, e-Education, and Online Training. 5th EAI International Conference, eLEOT 2019, Kunming, China, August 18--19, 2019, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ELEOT},
        year={2019},
        month={11},
        keywords={Language learning attitudes Professional development needs Secondary-school English teachers Multilingual areas},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-35095-6_39}
    }
    
  • Wei Zhong
    Danyang Li
    Yuanbing Duan
    Year: 2019
    The Strength and the Correlation Between English Learning Attitudes and Professional Development Needs of Secondary-School English Teachers in Multilingual Areas of China
    ELEOT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-35095-6_39
Wei Zhong1, Danyang Li1,*, Yuanbing Duan1
  • 1: Yunnan Normal University
*Contact email: 2274313674@qq.com

Abstract

This paper explores the professional development needs of secondary school English teachers from multilingual areas in Yunnan, P. R. China, in particular, the strength of their language learning attitudes and in-service training motivation, the correlations between their language learning attitudes and in-service training motivation, and their difficulties and solutions in English teaching. The data analysis indicates three major findings: (1) attitudes to English contribute most to the motivation to participate in in-service training; (2) attitudes to English speakers have considerable effect on the motivation in relation to professional advancement and cognitive interest; (3) instrumental attitudes to English lead to particular practical needs in teaching training.