This will not only help you get into college, but it teaches you writing skills and words that you can use at work!
Aiya, I just want to commend you on your email to that client, you did an incredible job!
Juliana was right!
I got this!
In relation to Munezane's (2016) article "Motivation, ideal self and willingness to communicate" my essential question is: how can we motivate our students that what they are learning is useful and important? In this first panel, Aiya is in her ESL adult class at the library, and she is studying for the TOEFL exam, and she is struggling, and her instructor, Juliana is reminding her of the benefits of taking the TOEFL exam.
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Aiya moves onto to work, and she is congratulated by her supervisor for the email that she wrote, and Aiya thinks back to what her teacher, Juliana said. Munzeane (2016) writes that students feel more motivated to learn and use a language when they can use it in outside contexts and it directly benefits them or their future selves.
Aiya visits the library after work to study her TOEFL book independently with a new sight of motivation because her language learning benefits her now at work and her future self who wants to get into a college. With Munezane's (2016) in mind, motivating students and creating value for them is important for their willingness to participate and determination to learn.