Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 14. Number 1 March 2023                                             Pp. 59-70

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Multimodal Resources and Students’ Motivation in English for Specific Purposes 

Svitlana Fedorenko
English and German Department
University of Granada, Granada, Spain
English Theory, Practice and Translation Department
National Technical University of Ukraine
“Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kyiv, Ukraine
Corresponding Author:

 Tetiana Kravchenko
Department of English for Engineering № 1
National Technical University of Ukraine
“Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kyiv, Ukraine


Received:12/20/2022         Accepted:03/03/2023     Published: 03/24/2023


The aim of the research was to analyze and generalize the educational potential of multimodal resources in enhancing students’ motivation in learning English for Specific Purposes. The study was conducted following the theories of digital humanities pedagogy and multimodal pedagogy. It had a descriptive cross-sectional quantitative-based (pedagogical experiment; survey; questionnaire) and qualitative-based (observation of the participants in the educational process; comparison and generalization of pedagogical experience on the problem under research; analysis of the data collected in a statistically accurate manner; monographic method – to interpret the results obtained in a coherent, logical approach) design. The significance of the findings can redound, on the one hand, to modernizing the educational processes of English for Specific Purposes based on the adequate integration of multimodal resources and, on the other, contributing to efficiently developing university students’ multimodal communicative competence. The data collected can be exploited in further research into the issue of increasing the motivation of non-philological students to learn English for professional use. In the course of the pedagogical experiment, effective ways of perceiving and processing the information by students were identified, as well as the advantage of integrating multimodal resources into teaching English for Special Purposes. The scope for further study lies in the in-depth research into forming multimodal communicative competence of technical students in learning English for Specific Purposes.
Keywords: English for Specific Purposes, multimodal communicative competence, multimodal resources, motivation, online classes, pedagogical techniques, technical students

Cite as: Fedorenko, S., & Kravchenko, T.  (2023). Multimodal Resources and Students’ Motivation in English for Specific Purposes.
Arab World English Journal, 14 (1): 59-70


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Received: 12/20/2022
Accepted: 03/03/2023 
Published: 03/24/2023

Svitlana Fedoerenko, a holder of habilitated doctor’s degree in Educational Sciences, is a visiting professor at the English and German Department at Granada University (Spain) and a full professor at the English Theory, Practice and Translation Department of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (Ukraine). Her research interests include: teaching ESP, modern trends in higher education, multicultural education, sociolinguistics, sci-tech translation. ORCID:

Tetiana Kravchenko is lecturer at the Department of English for Engineering № 1 of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (Ukraine) and PhD student at the Institute of Problems on Education of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine. Her research interests include: civic and moral education, multicultural education, cross-cultural communication and teaching ESP. ORCID: