ACTIVITIES THAT BOOST STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION IN THE ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSROOM

Kostadinovska-Stojchevska, Bisera and Pejchinovska, Milena and Boshevska, Elena (2020) ACTIVITIES THAT BOOST STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION IN THE ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSROOM. In: SECOND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE "GIFTED AND TALENTED CREATORS OF THE PROGRESS", Bitola, Macedonia.

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Abstract

Motivation, as defined by Ullah and Fatema (2013), is an influence factor for achieving a specific goal. Or in other words, a driving force that encourages one to do something. Motivation plays a crucial role in acquiring and learning new information. In order to be able to learn something new, students need to have a driving force that encourages them to do, exactly that – be open to learning. Teachers are constantly faced with the challenge of keeping their students motivated, interested and engaged. That influence factor for achieving a specific goal, or motivation, is particularly needed when teaching literature. Teachers, especially those who teach English as a Foreign or English as a Second language, constantly face challenges when it comes to motivating their students to read, or be interested in literature at all. The challenge is even greater when in the regular classroom there is at least one gifted student (presuming they have already been identified as such). This makes the teacher’s job even more difficult. The aim of this paper, as the title suggests, is to propose activities that enhance and boost the motivation of EFL (English as a foreign language) students to read novels. The motivation of EFL students to read and understand novels can be fostered through Media/Digital Literacy and through the use of Drama Strategies. The activities proposed in this paper are beneficial even for gifted students in regular classes. Keywords: motivation, regular classroom, gifted, talented, literature, EFL

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Prof. d-r Milena Pejchinovska
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2021 20:11
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2021 20:11
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/6193

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