Research on language learning motivation was initially spurred by finding that variance in language test achievement could not be fully explained by language learning aptitude or intelligence. Yet since then, collaboration between experts in the fields of assessment and motivation has not been pursued to its fullest extent. In this chapter, we present the key developments in language learning motivation research, with a particular focus on studies that aimed to bridge the gap between motivation and achievement. Recommendations for future studies to provide more robust links between these two fields are given.
|Title of host publication||The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Language Testing|
|Editors||Paula Winke, Tineke Brunfaut|
|Publication status||Acceptance date - 25 May 2019|