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ERIC Number: ED545542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 55
Abstractor: As Provided
A Study on Motivation of the EFL Learners at Higher Secondary Level in Bangladesh
Ahmad, Saleh
Online Submission, M.A. Dissertation, Jahangirnagar University
Motivation is a major socio-psychological factor to draw much attention of linguists and English Language Teaching (ELT) specialists in this decade. But most of the studies, conducted by ELT researchers at universities, basically deal with urban learners, which do not present sufficient findings in this field of research. This study primarily attempted to focus on the differences in motivational orientation of learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in urban and rural areas in Bangladesh. It also aimed at an investigation into the correlation among other socio-psychological factors and motivational intensity. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches were followed to elicit data from 120 respondents of four urban and four rural colleges. The findings of this research demand a more suitable and updated national language policy and planning for reducing the gap between urban and rural EFL teaching-learning conditions and modify current syllabuses and ELT methodology to suit the motivational orientation of the EFL learners at Higher Secondary level and also for a large-scale teachers' training program for an effective implementation of the policy. A questionnaire is appended.
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh