Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 11. Number4  December 2020                                             Pp.409 -425

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Inculcating Learners’ Listening Motivation in English Language Teaching: A Case Study
of British Education and Training System

Muhammad Ajmal
 Department of English Language and Literature,
University of Lahore, Pakistan

Tribhuwan Kumar*
College of Science and Humanities at Sulail
Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia
*Correspondence Author 



Motivation plays a significant and crucial role in ELT and it boosts up the level of aplomb and interaction during learning English language. It creates sense of respect inside learners and makes them on the right direction. This research attempted to identify the impact of motivation on listening skills of students enrolled in English Language Course at British Education and Training System (BETS) Lahore, Pakistan during January to February, 2020. The learners for this class look forward to hone their speaking skills by listening as much as they can. The results show that there is a positive correlation between listening strategy instruction and motivation. Listening motivation was recorded utilizing the English Listening Comprehension Motivation Scale (ELCMS) and strategy use was tracked with the Metacognitive Awareness Listening Questionnaire (MALQ). Pre- and post-test scores of 36 participants (control group, n=20; experiment group, n=16) were analyzed using a mixed-effects regression and paired t-test to determine differences after a four-week treatment period. The results revealed that the participants’ motivation level in both groups decreased over the treatment period, with the experiment group seeing a smaller decrease than the control group.
Keywords: English, language, listening, metacognition, motivation, strategies 

Cite as: Ajmal, M., &  Kumar, T. (2020). Inculcating Learners’ Listening Motivation in English Language Teaching: A Case Study of British Education and Training System.  Arab World English Journal11 (4) 409 -425.


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Muhammad Ajmal is perusing his Ph.D. from International Islamic University Islamabad,
Pakistan. He has been teaching at various universities for the last 10 years and currently working
as an Assistant Professor at the University of Lahore. He was at Universitat Heidelberg Germany
as a visiting scholar. He is interested primarily in ELT, ESP, and Applied Linguistics.