Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 14. Number 4 December 2023                   Pp.325-341

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Potential Benefits of Enhancing Motivation on English Language Learners’ Performance

 Maram Sulaiman Faye Asiri
The Foreign Languages Department, English Language
Taif University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,


Received:08/28/2023                     Accepted: 12/05/2015                Published:12/15/2023


This research aims to gain a better understanding of the critical role that teachers play in explaining why pupils are motivated to learn. This can help students explore information and new concepts in settings in which they feel competent and motivated. The term motivation according to Gardner and Lambert (1972) indicates motivation as a “desire to achieve a goal, effort expended, and attitudes to learning a language”.  Therefore, their motivation has a direct influence on the effort they put in and on their academic outcome.   Understanding what motivates students well could encourage teachers to decide the best methods to educate their students and how to put those methods into practice. This study provides insight into how English teachers who have been teaching for several years see the impact of motivation on language learning and what they think they can do as language teachers to motivate their students. The main aims and focus of this study were to find out what motivates EFL students and factors that affect their motivation.
Keywords: affiliations, belongingness, , connected, cummative assessment, descriptive statistics,
differentiation, formative assessment, negative feedback, , translanguaging.

Cite as: Asiri, M.S.F. (2023). Potential Benefits of Enhancing Motivation on English Language Learners’ Performance.
Arab World English Journal, 14 (4): 325-341.


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Received: 08/28/2023    
Accepted: 12/05/2015
Published: 12/15/2023  

Maram Sulaiman Faye Asiri holds an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She is a lecturer at the Foreign Languages Department, English Language, Taif University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.