International Journal of Business and Social Science

Vol. 3 No. 24 [Special Issue – December 2012]

Motivation, Its Types, and Its Impacts in Language Learning
Dr. Tengku Sepora Tengku Mahadi
Associate Professor
School of Languages, Literacies and Translation
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Sepideh Moghaddas Jafari, PhD Student
School of Languages, Literacies and Translation
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Given the fact that teachers are now expected to be informed enough to be able to pilot their teaching towards the
varying requirements of different classroom learners, this study is proposed to shed light on what it takes to have
(establish and manage) an effective and successful language classroom in terms of learners motivation. This
study is designed to investigate the impact of motivation in the context of language learning. To reach the aim of
this study, some of the main subjects, topics, and points which can be related to the goal of article are introduced
and explained. Afterwards, they are followed by a brief discussion and some beneficial implications and
suggestions for the teachers and lecturers.

In the recent period of education, concerning language teaching and learning a momentous transfer and change
has occurred; in the sense that an enormous focus has gone towards learner and learning rather than teacher and
teaching. Nowadays, indeed, it is an important target for the teachers to make their students less dependent on
teachers and more autonomous on themselves (O̓ Malley and Chamot , 1995). In fact, learner self-sufficiency is
corresponding to contemporary ideas about the active association and interest of learners, importance of learnercentered approaches, as well as sovereignty of learners from teachers (Littlewood, 1996). Moreover, one of the
main and important factors in an autonomous approach in language learning and teaching is the learner’s active
cognitive processes which...

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