The Study of Student Motivation on English Learning in Junior Middle School -- A Case Study of No.5 Middle School in Gejiu

Chunmei Long, Zhu Ming, Liping Chen


Motivation plays an important role in foreign language learning. Learning motivation is to promote and guide and maintain learning activities which have been conducted an internal strength or internal mechanism. Learning motivation once formed, the student will use an active learning attitude to learn, and express a keen interest in learning, and can focus attention in class to master knowledge. Through the study of the theory of modern education, this paper discusses the definition of motivation, types of motivation; the role of motivation in English learning are analyzed. The subjects in the thesis are Gejiu middle school students, and the author designed a questionnaire on English motivation. The purpose of the study was to find out the unfavorable factors. According to the results and the related theory, the author presents some suggestions to arouse the students’ English motivation and improve the efficiency of English learning and teaching in Junior Middle School. Among the suggestions, the implications by the study include that students need motivation to help them learning English, they should establish the right goal to enhance them learning English well. Meanwhile, as an organizer in teaching, teacher should pay more attention to communicative learning that can stimulate students to learn effectively.

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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