Motivating Students in the EFL Classroom

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dc.contributor.author Bahous, Rima
dc.contributor.author Bacha, Nahla Nola
dc.contributor.author Nabhani, Mona
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-28T13:04:41Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-28T13:04:41Z
dc.date.copyright 2011
dc.date.issued 2015-10-28
dc.identifier.issn 1916-4742 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2372
dc.description.abstract Motivating EFL students to develop in the target language is quite complex. In many cases, these students face difficulties in learning English and are often demotivated to learn. Research in classroom motivation has found that certain strategies can help these students adopt more positive attitudes and become more motivated in the learning process. This exploratory study investigates the perceptions through interviewing students and surveying teachers’ views in an EFL Program of the problems that hinder these students’ learning in the English classes related to motivation. Findings show that learners are not motivated to learn English because of an over-focus on writing skills with very little new learning experiences, uninteresting materials, and unclear links between language courses and their majors or future careers. Results also indicate that teachers complain of unmotivated students and pre-structured syllabi leaving little room for communicative methods. Implications are made for the classroom. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Motivating Students in the EFL Classroom en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle A case study of perspectives en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 197902770 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198790030 en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198129610 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department English en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal English Language Teaching en_US
dc.journal.volume 4 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 33-43 en_US
dc.keywords Language learning en_US
dc.keywords Motivation en_US
dc.keywords University EFL students en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/elt.v4n3p33 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Bahous, R., Bacha, N., & Nabhani, M. (2011). Motivating students in the EFL classroom: A case study of perspectives. English Language Teaching, 4(3), 33-43. en_US
dc.author.email rbahous@lau.edu.lb
dc.author.email nbacha@lau.edu.lb
dc.author.email mnabhani@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1080730
dc.identifier.url https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1080730
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1083-2818
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6987-4003
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4773-3618

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