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9. Extract from Murdoch, A., ‘How to set SMART goals for language learning’ at how-to-set-smart-goals-for-language-learning/. Images: first: public domain; second: © Steven Depolo in Flickr licenses/ by/ 2.0/.


Figure 1: courtesy: © Tita Beaven.

Figure 4: courtesy: © Fernando Rosell-Aguilar.

Figure 5: adapted from: Hadfield, J. Dornyei, Z.(2013) Motivating Learning, Routledge, imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd.


Activity 1 audio: Visualising the future: © The Open University. Narration adapted from Hadfield, J. Dornyei, Z. (2013) pp. 35–7, Motivating Learning, Routledge, imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd.


Table 2: from COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE FOR LANGUAGES: LEARNING, TEACHING, ASSESSMENT (p. 24, Table 1: Common Reference Levels: global scale), Language Policy Unit, Strasbourg

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