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Im bored of studying English! Three approaches for enhancing the motivation of ESL students


Kebble, P, I'm bored of studying English! Three approaches for enhancing the motivation of ESL students, English Australia Journal, 26, (1) pp. 78-82. ISSN 1444-4496 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Most teachers are very capable of creating a pedagogical environment that is highly stimulating and enjoyable, whatever the imposed curriculum restrictions. Nonetheless, learning English over an extended period of time in a school that relies heavily on a coursebook-driven syllabus can become tedious for students, however stimulating the coursebook. Tedium equates to a lowering of motivation, and hence affects language acquisition. However, teachers can employ a variety of pedagogical strategies to alleviate de-motivation in their students. Three strategies that I have found to be effective are: regular result-recorded testing, student journals and regular teacher/ student interviews. In this article I shall discuss the rationale and application of these strategies, from my experiential perspective

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Language studies
Research Field:English as a second language
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kebble, P (Dr Paul Kebble)
ID Code:95647
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-10-06
Last Modified:2014-12-03

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