EFL Teachers’ Perceptions of Intermediate Learners’ Demotivation and the Strategies Used to Reduce Demotivation in an Iranian Context
Demotivating factors can negatively influence the learners’ attitudes in learning English language. In the present study, demotivating factors and the strategies used to reduce demotivation among Iranian EFL learners were explored through both qualitative and quantitative research methods. İn the qualitative part of the study, semi-structured interviews including two main open-ended questions were done to construct two Sources of Demotivation and Demotivation Reduction Strategies Questionnaires. Then, in the quantitative part of the study, the correlations between EFL learners’, novice and experienced teachers’ perceptions of demotivating factors and strategies learners use to reduce demotivation were explored. Forty Intermediate level EFL learners including 22 female and 18 male learners who attended the classes at Iran Language Institute (ILI) in Tehran, Iran and 200 teachers including 137 experienced teachers and 63 novice teachers who worked at different branches of Iran Language Institute (ILI) in Tehran, Iran were participated in the research project. The qualitative data were analyzed through coding and factor analysis. İn addition to 40 strategies to reduce demotivation in EFL classrooms, quality of teaching, teachers’ characteristics, classroom environment, institute’s facilities, language anxiety, and students’ characteristics were identified as the demotivating factors. Additionally, the findings showed a statistically significant correlation between EFL learners and teachers’ perception of learners’ demotivation and strategies to reduce demotivation and between experienced and novice teachers’ perception of learners’ demotivation and strategies to reduce demotivation too. It was concluded that demotivation is a multidimensional construct containing six components in Iranian context of foreign language learning.
the relationship between using language learning strategies, learners’ optimism, educational status, duration of learning and demotivation
with the growth of more humanistic approaches towards teaching foreign languages, more emphasis has been put on learners’ feelings, emotions and individual differences. one of the issues in teaching and learning english as a foreign language is demotivation. the purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the components of language learning strategies, optimism, duration o...15 صفحه اول
the effects of keyword and context methods on pronunciation and receptive/ productive vocabulary of low-intermediate iranian efl learners: short-term and long-term memory in focus
از گذشته تا کنون، تحقیقات بسیاری صورت گرفته است که همگی به گونه ای بر مثمر ثمر بودن استفاده از استراتژی های یادگیری لغت در یک زبان بیگانه اذعان داشته اند. این تحقیق به بررسی تاثیر دو روش مختلف آموزش واژگان انگلیسی (کلیدی و بافتی) بر تلفظ و دانش لغوی فراگیران ایرانی زیر متوسط زبان انگلیسی و بر ماندگاری آن در حافظه می پردازد. به این منظور، تعداد شصت نفر از زبان آموزان ایرانی هشت تا چهارده ساله با...15 صفحه اول
EFL Learners’ Preferences for Error Correction and Its Relationship with Demotivation and Language Proficiency in the Iranian Context
The present study is an attempt to explore any significant relationships between learners’ preferences for error correction, demotivation, and language proficiency (LP). One hundred Iranian EFL students, including both males and females, studying at the departments of foreign languages of Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman and Tehran University took part in this study. In order to obtain the r...متن کامل
learning a second or foreign language requires the manipulation of four main skills, namely, listening, reading, speaking, and writing which lead to effective communication. it is obvious that vocabulary is an indispensible part of any communication, so without a vocabulary, no meaningful communication can take place and meaningful communication relies heavily on vocabulary. one fundamental fac...
learners’ attitudes toward the effectiveness of mobile-assisted language learning (mall) in vocabulary acquisition in the iranian efl context: the case of word lists, audiobooks and dictionary use
رشد انفجاری تکنولوژی فرصت های آموزشی مهیج و جدیدی را پیش روی فراگیران و آموزش دهندگان گذاشته است. امروزه معلمان برای اینکه در امر آموزش زبان بروز باشند باید روش هایی را اتخاذ نمایند که درآن ها از تکنولوژی جهت کمک در یادگیری زبان دوم و چندم استفاده شده باشد. با در نظر گرفتن تحولاتی که رشته ی آموزش زبان در حال رخ دادن است هم اکنون زمان مناسبی برای ارزشیابی نگرش های موجود نسبت به تکنولوژی های جدید...15 صفحه اول
examining the relationship between fear of negative evaluation and communication strategies by iranian efl learners
the purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between fear of negative evaluation (fne) and communication strategies (css) among iranian efl learners. it was aimed to examine the differences in the use of communication strategies between speakers with high or low degree of fear of negative evaluation. the current study was a case study consisting of 10 english learners at...
دوره 7 شماره 2
صفحات 93- 109
تاریخ انتشار 2018-12-25
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