The Strength and the Correlation Between English Learning Attitudes and Professional Development Needs of Secondary-School English Teachers in Multilingual Areas of China

  • Wei Zhong
  • Danyang LiEmail author
  • Yuanbing Duan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 299)


This paper explores the professional development needs of secondary school English teachers from multilingual areas in Yunnan, P. R. China, in particular, the strength of their language learning attitudes and in-service training motivation, the correlations between their language learning attitudes and in-service training motivation, and their difficulties and solutions in English teaching. The data analysis indicates three major findings: (1) attitudes to English contribute most to the motivation to participate in in-service training; (2) attitudes to English speakers have considerable effect on the motivation in relation to professional advancement and cognitive interest; (3) instrumental attitudes to English lead to particular practical needs in teaching training.


Language learning attitudes Professional development needs Secondary-school English teachers Multilingual areas 


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  1. 1.Yunnan Normal UniversityKunmingChina

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