The Relationship Between Motivation and Language Learning Strategies in Foreign Language Learning: A Cognitive Perspective
Keywords:motivational strategies, practitioners, techniques.
In grappling with the subject of motivation in the foreign language classroom, we will eschew a discussion of its various types, as they have been researched. In this paper, we will briefly examine a variety of techniques, strategies and macrostrategies which teachers can employ in order to motivate their students. As Dornyei (2001: 116) notes, "teacher skills in motivating learners should be seen as central to teaching effectiveness". Even though there have been a lot of education-oriented publications providing taxonomies of classroom-specific motives, they fall short of offering an efficient guide to practitioners. Thus, our main goal is to familiarise any putative "practitioners" with a set of techniques and strategies (henceforward, "motivational strategies") for motivating foreign language students.
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