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Pages: 2117-2124
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-5617-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2016.1446

Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain

PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO ENHANCE STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION TO LEARN ENGLISH IN A U.A.E ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENTS

A. Amorri, K. Hamdan

United Arab Emirates University (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)
The issue of motivation remains "unspoken of " because reasearchers have somehow failed to tell us exactly what it is. The raised hopes in the sixties when instrumental, intrinsic and integrative motivations were identified, has made the future research clearer, although a little progress was made over the last two decades. Useless to say that motivation plays a major role in the success and performance of students. It is a process of a series of behaviors that the teacher and the learner go through in order to make classroom teaching and learning a positive outcome. It is also a challenging task for teachers to raise students' motivational levels, as they find it hard to drive students to participate enthusiastically or interact willingly with their peers, act in a meaningful and positive way. They have to adopt a teaching strategy that will both take into account students’ personalities and cater for his his favorite learning styles. Different motivational theories are explored in this paper by teachers to shed light on students' strategies to learn, succeed and perform better and adopt positive learning behaviors. These motivation factors impact on learning tasks, sharing information, classroom involvement, cooperative learning, group interactions, and teacher's delivery of information,These practical tips involve classroom collaboration, team work, classroom communication and motivation enhancement strategies.

In this paper, the authors will provide a theoretical background of motivation, concrete meaning of motivation, methods of studying motivation, tradtional and current theories of motivation and finally present practical tips to enhance students' motivation, through analysis of students' favorite learning styles and their impact on their motivation and learning.

To reach this end, the authors will administer a survey to students about favorite learning styles, and analyze the survey findings from data collected from the foundation program UGRU survey over a period of two semesters. The sample included 172 students enrolled in non-credit courses at UGRU.
Then, they will investigate different motivational aspects that affect students' classroom learning and explore the conditions that tend to increase or reduce students’ enthusiasm.

Next, they will present different forms of motivation that a teacher can benefit from in his lesson and analyze Individual differences affecting the motivation process.

Finally, they will discuss different methods and practical tips that a teacher can draw upon and use to help motivate his students.
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author = {Amorri, A. and Hamdan, K.},
title = {PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO ENHANCE STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION TO LEARN ENGLISH IN A U.A.E ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENTS},
series = {10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2016 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-5617-7},
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doi = {10.21125/inted.2016.1446},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2016.1446},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {7-9 March, 2016},
year = {2016},
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A. Amorri, K. Hamdan (2016) PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO ENHANCE STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION TO LEARN ENGLISH IN A U.A.E ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENTS, INTED2016 Proceedings, pp. 2117-2124.
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