Motivation and Amotivation of Non-language Major Students Towards Learning English Online: A Qualitative Analysis
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- English; motivation; amotivation; online learning; non-language learner
English, being the international medium for communication as well as the language of the academe and commerce, has been inculcated in the curriculum globally for decades. However, the abrupt shift to online learning modality caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has posed several challenges in the delivery of English language instruction. Learners’ motivation is among the major concerns that emerged in virtual classrooms. This qualitative-descriptive study endeavored to determine the motivations and amotivations of non-language major teacher education students toward learning English online. The findings revealed that easy access to information and availability of resources, web-based opportunities for in-depth learning, intrinsic motivation, teacher influence, support from other people, entertainment media, independent learning, and interests in the English language motivate the non-language major participants in learning English online. On the other hand, their amotivations are poor internet connectivity, external distractions, teacher-specific factors, power outages, criticisms from other people, health problems, difficulties in using online learning applications, academic task overload, and procrastination. The aforementioned findings revealed that although online learning serves as the best alternative possible in the new normal in education, there are a number of issues in this form of pedagogy that require an urgent response and more investigation.
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TY - CONF AU - Alprince King Biri AU - Rowena Contillo AU - Analyn Saavedra AU - Abigail Antonio AU - Edison Estigoy AU - Ericson Alieto PY - 2023 DA - 2023/04/28 TI - Motivation and Amotivation of Non-language Major Students Towards Learning English Online: A Qualitative Analysis BT - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 55 EP - 64 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-38476-042-8_6 DO - 10.2991/978-2-38476-042-8_6 ID - Biri2023 ER -