The Relationship between Motivational Intensity and Achievement: Implications for the Learning of English by Chinese Students

Yunbao Yang, Huaying Zhang, Jianghui Wang


The correlation between motivational intensity and language learning has been explored to gain insights into why the learning of English has been poor in China. Hitherto, the learning of English as a foreign language in China has been taken for granted; unless effort is expended a measure of motivational intensity failure ensues. Success will only be achieved if learners understand the importance of learning English.


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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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