E. Sulyati


This article discusses the portrait of students who want to become experts in Indonesian and English and explore it for patterns related to students' aspirations and desires. Through this exploration, research contributes to theories about the relationship between motivation and identity. This study explores the synergy between the notion of motivation and the future of self (Dörnyei, 2009) and between cultures (Kramsch, 2002), and refers to the portrait methodology (Lawrence-Lightfoot & Davis, 1997). Primary data were collected through semi-structured observations and interviews from three main participants relating to their contextual background and efforts to become bilingual experts. These portraits show that students' aspirations about imagined identities in the future and their desire to be part of local and global communities influence their learning about additional languages.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15575/jk.v1i1.8215


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