Abstract Language learners’ demotivation is one of the key reasons for their failure or poor progress in learning a foreign language. The study aimed to identify the key demotivating factors in learning the language. Findings of the 44 published studies in the past years were analyzed. The results reveal that teaching methodologies, attitude and behaviour of the teachers with the students, their competency and class activities/task assigned to the learners are the most demotivating factors. The other factors like teaching material, students’ negative attitude towards the language, lack of self-confidence, classroom environment, peer pressure, school facilities, nature of the subject, evaluation criteria, limited exposure to the language, difficulties in learning vocabulary and grammar, student-teacher relationship and lack of self-study have also been reported as the demotivating factors in a foreign language learning. By employing the latest language teaching methodologies, devising the interesting course content and classroom activities according to the level of the students and practical usage, encouraging the learners and making them realize the importance of the language may help in avoiding demotivation of the learners.
Dr. Mazhar Iqbal Ranjha
- Assistant Professor, Department of English, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Dr. Samina Ali Asghar
- Lecturer, University of Education, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
- Lecturer in English, University of Education Lahore, Faisalabad Campus, Punjab, Pakistan
Demotivation, Factors, Learners, Methodologies, Poor Progress
Volume & Issuev5-3