Motivational Problems In Language Teaching

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MOTIVATIONAL PROBLEMS AND LANGUAGE LEARNING

ABSTRACT
In Turkey, despite all the steps taken in foreign language teaching, English language teaching is not efficient. Today, difficulties in language teaching still exist as in the past. Foreign language courses in our public schools, is taught as a compulsory subject from high schools. Thus, levels of students who are learning English language who take a total of approximately 589 hours of English language courses seem disappointing. In this respect, aim of this study, is to produce recommendations to the motivational problems we identify besides determining motivational problems of language teaching.
Introduction and Literature Review The aim of that study is to explore motivation related
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Motivation is a fundamental impulse. To reduce physical pain and maximize pleasure is a basic impulse. At the same time it can also derived from physical needs like eating, sleeping or resting. Motivation is an internal drive to behave or act in a certain manner. An organism exhibit behavior towards the desired goals and objectives. It sustains certain goal-directed behaviors. It can be considered a driving force; a psychological one that compels or reinforces an action toward a desired goal. For example, hunger is a motivation that elicits a desire to eat. Motivation is the purpose or psychological cause of an action. (Shatter,…show more content…
Half of the Students bored from the linguistic circumstance when learning foreign language. They know that learning a language requires talent. The reason for this is that teaching method using by teacher is, grammar translation method. This problem can reduce by giving importance to listening and speaking activities.
5. Another motivational problem is ‘expectations’. Part of the students think that the people 's high expectations about foreign language learning have a negative impact on their motivation. A large part of the students don’t think this way.
6. 31% of students think that language sources are expensive so they cannot buy them. So the first think we may think is; MEB‘s insufficient sources. If the sources from MEB would sufficient, no one buy additional sources.
7. Students have no problem when listening lessons in English. So there is no motivational problem in lessons.
8. The big part of the Students don’t affect from educational pressure or foreign language exam.
9. Family problems and not knowing effective language learning strategies don’t lead to the problem on student’s motivation. This means, students are not learning a foreign language because of obligation.
10. No student think that learning a foreign language is unnecessary. We can understand that the students are conscious
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