The perceptions of Libyan Students and Teachers towards Motivational Strategies in Learning English
Table of Contents
Statement of Problem9
Purpose of the Study10
English Teachers' Sense of Efficacy in the EFL Setting13
Concepts of Time21
Markers that Index Social Performances22
Attitudes of English Learners and Teachers Toward the English Language in the “Expanding Circle” Context26
Quantitative Data: Survey Questionnaire28
Population and Sampling28
Qualitative Data: Interviews and Classroom Observations30
The ESL Classroom as a Social/Ecological Totality31
Main Participants: Libyan Students35
Results and Findings40
The English Teaching System43
Being a specialist teacher43
Preferred teaching system44
Education in Libya46
Discussion of Textual Analysis and Conversation meetings47
Language Use in Educational Settings54
Role of Space in Learning55
Role of Cultural and Literacy Practices in Learning60
The Relationship between Language and Identity69
Summary and Conclusion79
Significance and Contributions of the Study85
Many investigators have analysed and characterised motivation in second and foreign dialect learning. A very broad delineation suggested by Gardner (1985) is the span to which the one-by-one works or strives to discover the dialect because of a yearn to manage so and the approval skilled in this undertaking (Gardner, 1985, 10). Scholars have elaborated on Gardner's delineation and how it sways dialect learning. However, as Oxford and Shearin (1994) argue, comprehending motivation is hindered by a need of agreement as to the delineation of motivation.
This dissertation discovers the span and the modes Omani Muslim's persona is influenced when composing in English as a second language. This study hunts for to gain insight into the connection between these Arabic speakers in Libya's present inhabits and outlooks and composing in ESL.
It is protected to suppose that English presents the participants with the entails to seem free and assured, and to accept as factual in themselves; at the very smallest this devotes them wish to be unaligned in their opinions. The English dialect may assist these Libyan persons in evolving their persona and discovering certain matters and topics, but it does not rub out the boundaries and constraints affiliated with their heritage and language. These persons all cited alterations they wish to glimpse in their humanity, particularly with esteem to their place and status. The dissertation concludes with proposals and recommendations for Libyan persons and other English learners. It complements what is renowned about second dialect composing and identity. This study has furthermore presented before calmed persons and their knowledge to the out-of-doors world and aided them in discovering bigger matters about their own knowledge and persona, as it supplied a stage for these women to present their knowledge and convictions to the world out-of-doors their community. Also, the outcomes acquainted teachers who educate English or composing abilities in Libya and elsewhere.
During 18 years of teaching English language learners (ELLs) in closets, boiler rooms, locker rooms and other designated classrooms, I have found that the physical space assigned to me as the English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher reflects public school administration's concepts of the importance of the ESL program. This space designation impacted my subsequent actions with my ELLs. In one of my first years of ESL ...