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ERIC Number: EJ1067550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
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ISSN: ISSN-1927-6044
The Impact of Motivation on English Language Learning in the Gulf States
Al Othman, Fadel H. M.; Shuqair, Khaled M.
International Journal of Higher Education, v2 n4 p123-130 2013
Numerous studies have shown that motivation is positively linked to success in learning the English language or any other second language. Generally, motivation and attitude work together to ensure learners' successful acquisition of a second language; hence, various motivational theories and models have been formulated to examine and explain this connection. However, there is a gap between theory and practice. Although it is widely documented that motivation is a proven means to success in language learning, several countries, like the Gulf States, remain reluctant to cultivate learners' motivation to learn a second language due to several reasons. Therefore, this research paper analyses the impact of motivation on English language learning by eliciting observations of researchers in the field. Finally, several suggestions and some recommendations regarding future research in this area have been highlighted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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