Motivation in English Language Learning: A Study of English Language Centers in Hyderabad

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This study analyzes and determines the socio-psychological aspect of EL learners studying English language overtly in addition to their college/ university education in various language centers in Hyderabad. The study focuses on motivation a contributing factor in second language acquisition, particularly on Gardenerís concept of instrumental and integrative motivations of students. In order to determine the studentsí tendency towards the L2 acquisition 60 subjects of population of 2 renowned English Language Centers were selected randomly and were given them a questionnaire based on Gardner's (1974) Attitude/Motivation Test Battery (AMTB). The results revealed existing phenomena of learnersí motivation in L2 learning. Instrumental motivation was observed as dominant attitude. This study opens many vistas for new researches.

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