Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 12. Number1  March 2021                                               Pp.139-151

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Motivation toward English Language Learning among Students of Different Fields of Study:
A Case of Iraqi University Students

Raed Latif Ugla
Department of English Language
Al-Yarmouk University College, Baaqubq, Diyala, Iraq

Received : 12/10/2020         Accepted: 1/11/2021                 Published :3/24/2021


This study aims at identifying motivation toward English language learning among students ofdifferent fields of study. More specifically, it tries to identify the two types of motivation (integrative/ instrumental) among those students and also the preferred activities used by them. This study is qualitative and quantitative, which uses two types of instruments: a questionnaire and a semi-structured interview. In the survey, there are 150 responses collected from the participants who answered the questionnaire questions. In the interview, the researcher interviewed three participants. The results of this study show that the students of different fields of study were motivated instrumentally rather than integratively. Finally, the results also indicate that the participants identified different learning activities.
Keywords: Different fields of study, Iraqi students, learning English, motivation

Cite as: Ugla, R. L. (2021). Motivation toward English Language Learning among Students of Different Fields of Study:
A Case of Iraqi University Students.  Arab World English Journal, 12 (1) 139-151.


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Received: 12/10/2020
Accepted: 1/11/2021
Published: 3/24/2021 

Dr. Raed Latif Ugla holds B.C. degree in English Language from College of Basic Education/ University of Diyala. He also holds M.Ed. and Ph.D. in TESOL from School of Educational Studies, University of Science of Malaysia (USM). His areas of interest are communication strategies, English language teaching and learning, speaking, and motivation. He is currently working as head of English Language Department at Al-Yarmouk University College.