Derya Uysal, Tuğba Sönmez Akalın, Meral Güven


Motivational strategies help students attain the goals to learning language and determine their ultimate success. Since motivation is a personal phenomenon, there are different ways to motivate each student. However, there is scant body of literature on potential usefulness of these strategies to Turkish students learning English language. The purpose of the study is to analyze the existing studies having investigated motivational strategies used in English Language Teaching in Turkey through meta-synthesis method and to reveal the tendency in Turkish literature. Meta-synthesis studies seek to understand and explain a particular phenomenon through the synthesis of individual studies conducted on a particular subject. Synthesis of the studies included into the research reveals potential research topics for the researchers. The findings obtained from the results of the study are explained and discussed in accordance with the research questions. Lastly, potential research areas are suggested for future researches.


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