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Investigating Motivational Factors in EFL Classroom from the Perspectives of Students at a Tertiary Context in Oman

  • Iman Al Khalidi
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Abstract

This study is addressing the phenomenon of motivation in EFL classroom as an essential strategy within the area of ELT. The study aimed at exploring what factors that affect students’ learning and how from the perspectives of students who are involved in the learning situation. The study drew on the paradigm of interpretivism employing its epistemology and philosophy as an underpinning stance. For gaining thick information, the researcher used the method of semi-structured interviews with the student sample. Interpretations of the student data showed that the students referred to a variety of factors that affect their motivation in the classroom. Based on the findings of data analysis, the study offers a number of implications and suggestions that are of value for teachers who are involved in the process of ELT.

Keywords

Motivational factors EFL classroom Tertiary education Learning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Iman Al Khalidi
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  1. 1.Al Buraimi University CollegeAl BuraimiOman

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