The Impact of Motivation on English Language Learning in the Gulf States

Fadel H.M. Al Othman, Khaled M. Shuqair

Abstract


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. 


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5430/ijhe.v2n4p123

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International Journal of Higher Education
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