•Thoughts and feelings we have which make us want to do something.
•Motivation influences:• Why people decide to do something• How long they want to do it for• How hard they are prepared to work to achieve it
Why were / are you motivated tolearn English?List reasons.
• Usefulness• Culture• Self-confidence• Learner autonomy• Encouragement from others• Interest in the learning process
• Is it possible that learners have strong motivation in one of those areas and little in another?• Can motivation change with age?• How has your motivation to learn new things changed over the years? What has caused the change?
• Be a motivated teacher (personal example)• Prevent anxiety (relaxed atmosphere)• Interesting, facilitating way to present tasks• Good relationship with learners• Increase learners’ self-confidence (they can learn!)• Interesting classes• Learner autonomy!!• Relevant course for students (personalisation)• Goals awareness (what do they want to learn?)• Language culture familiarization
• How easy / difficult is it for you to follow the10 commandments for motivating language learners?• Who / what motivates you as a teacher?