FACTORS AFFECTING MOTIVATION OF ENGLISH-MAJORED STUDENTS TOWARDS LEARNING ENGLISH AT A UNIVERSITY IN THE MEKONG DELTA, VIETNAM

Thi Bao Dung Dang, Van Lanh Le, Tuong Vy Ha

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It could be broadly accepted that motivation plays its fundamental role as one of the most important elements in foreign language learning. The present research investigated factors affecting motivation in learning English of freshmen at Tay Do University. The participants were 84 freshmen studying in Faculty of Linguistics and Literature. In the study process, these participants were given questionnaires which consisted of several statements related to the mentioned factors and the interview to get information. The collected data from the two instruments mentioned above were all analyzed afterward. The current study showed that there were elements that motivate freshmen towards English learning. Parental, environmental, teacher’s and intrinsic (personal) factors were examined. It is hoped that this research can be helpful for not only students but also teachers in learning and teaching English.

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motivation of English-majored students; foreign language learning; learning English

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejel.v6i6.3952

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