FACTORS INFLUENCING TEENAGER'S MOTIVATION IN LEARNING ENGLISH IN UZBEKISTAN – A CASE STUDY OF WESTMINSTER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY IN TASHKENT, PRE-FOUNDATION COURSE

Nigora Mamadaminova, Sabina Khadjikhanova

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Motivation carries a key role while learning a foreign language. Understanding the motivators and factors which impact students’ motivation would help to improve the quality of the lessons. Thus, this study aims to identify the main motivator in acquiring the English language among teenage students at the Pre-Foundation course of Westminster International University in Tashkent. The research also finds out general impressions of students towards their teachers, parents, and group mates at the course. Quantitative type of research was implemented. The questionnaire was designed and the teenage students of the Course for Pre-Foundation Studies were invited to complete online survey. The methodology of the study was adopted from Abdul Rahman H., et al (2017) and modified appropriately. According to the current study results, teachers are the motivators with prevalent influence on teenage students’ learning, whereas personal attitude and peers also had enormous impact in studying English language. The results of the research can be implied to develop or upgrade teaching methods and improve conditions at the educational centers, private or public secondary schools and lyceums.

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motivation, teenagers, English language, teachers, peers, self-motivation

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