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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2020, 3(14); doi: 10.25236/FER.2020.031428.

Study of English Learning Motivation of College Students


Ning Fang

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Ning Fang

Shandong Institute of Commerce and Technology, Shandong, 250103, China


Motivation is a crucial element to second or foreign language learning. Research shows a positive correlation between motivation and achievement. Hence knowledge of the factors that facilitate motivation to learn and achieve is critical for a teacher to be truly effective or for a student to achieve. This study mainly focuses on the college students’ motivations of the English learning. First of all, the paper introduces the importance of motivation in the second language learning. Then, this thesis introduces the theoretical basis of the motivation, its definition, three kinds of motivation theories, motivation factors. Then a study is conducted to analyze the motivations that influence English learning of the college students. Then this thesis summarizes some implications of the study.


Motivation, Social-educational model, Extrinsic motivation, Intrinsic motivation

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Ning Fang. Study of English Learning Motivation of College Students. Frontiers in Educational Research (2020) Vol. 3 Issue 14: 178-187. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2020.031428.


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