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A Study of Motivation in English Language Learning of the First and the Second Year Bachelor Students at Akaki Tsereteli State University

(გლობალური საკითხები და თანამედროვე გამოწვევები განათლებაში)


Introduction and aim: The research aims to show the significant role in language learning success. Motivated students are likely to learn more and learn more quickly than students who are less motivated. The study was carried out to determine the motivational level of the first and the second year bachelor students at ATSU Faculty of Philology to determine: 1. What is the level of students’ motivation and if it is different among first and the second year students; 2. if students are more integratively or instrumentally motivated in English language learning.

Research methodology: We used holistic research approach. At the beginning quantitative study was conducted with the samples selected from the first and the second year bachelor students at ATSU, Faculty of Philology in the first semester, academic year 2016 to explore the dominant motivation in their English language learning. The data for this study was obtained through questionnaire administered to the total number of 30 students. Then we conducted qualitative study for identifying whether they are integratively or instrumentally motivated.

Results and implications: The study revealed that the level of motivation among first and the second year bachelors is more or less similar, but respondents possessed a high level of instrumental motivation rather than integral. They are aware of the fact that being proficient in English can lead to more success and achievements in life.

Conclusion: As the motivation is one of the most important learning factors in English language mastering, the need to determine the actual motivational situations of any students group is worthwhile. This will be beneficial both for teacher and student. The study provides useful knowledge to stimulate the more motivating learning atmosphere. Students with adequate motivation will become efficient language learners with ultimate language proficiency.

Keywords: motivation, instrumental, integrative, extrinsic, intrinsic

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