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ERIC Number: ED545799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
The Art of Instituting and Maintaining Learners' Motivation
Tran, Thu H.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the MIDTESOL Conference (Lawrence, Kansas. Oct 11-12, 2013)
Whereas teachers' responsibilities with accountability, class sizes and workload increase, their benefits, income and job security seem to decrease. Motivating and keeping classroom teachers motivated to successfully and happily perform their instructional duties can be challenging. One feasible approach to motivating teachers is offering them strategies to be big motivators. When students are motivated to learn, teachers can feel the joy of seeing their students succeed, which can be one way to inspire, enthuse, and energize teachers in their careers. The literature on motivation in language learning is extensive. It is, therefore, unrealistic to cover all major aspects of motivation in language learning. This paper focuses on aspects that are of interest to second language educators. Specifically, the author reviews the concept of motivation and discusses some strategies for instituting and nurturing second language students' motivation in light of the scholarly literature. The paper ends with eight recommended strategies that could be utilized in various instructional contexts. (This paper contains two tables.)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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