Motivating Factors as an Investigate Framework among Students in the Field of English Language Teaching

Mustapha Hajebi


This study aimed to find out the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that motivate English language students in the field of English language teaching. In order to collect the necessary data for the study, a mixed methods approach was employed by using both quantitative and qualitative methods. A questionnaire consisting of 80 close-ended questions was administered to 80 English language students in the field of English language teaching. Besides, semi-structured interviews with 20 students were carried out. At the end of the study, both intrinsic and extrinsic factors were founded to be motivation sources for English language students in the field of English language teaching. Imparting knowledge as an intrinsic factor and good relationships with other students and teachers as extrinsic factors were defined as the major motivation sources for the ELT students.


ELT students, intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation

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