Vol. 3 No. 7 (2023)
Welcome to this July Issue exploring language perceptions and motivations in diverse settings. The first study examines Chinese individuals in Canada, focusing on their attitudes towards French in the context of immigration. Using mixed methods, questionnaires and interviews were conducted with 78 participants from Quebec and Ontario. Results showed differing views on French's future value relative to English, influenced by regional power and instrumental benefits of English. Sociocultural differences and language proficiency also affected attitudes. The second study investigates the motivations of Israeli EAP students using Dornyei's questionnaire. Seven salient motivational features were identified among 228 undergraduates. This issue presents unique insights into language attitudes and motivations, offering implications for policy and pedagogy to create inclusive language learning environments.