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Motivation

Motivation

Motivation is one of the most important factors in successful learning, and teachers and trainers often talk about how they need to 'motivate' their learners. But what do they actually mean? Some try to motivate by making demands, while others have a softer approach; some shout, others remain calm; some talk to the group, others to individuals. Which works better?

This workshop will look at motivation in the context of language learning. We will discuss definitions, and its importance, before considering which aspects of motivation a teacher can actually influence most easily.

You can download all the materials from the workshop in the downloads section on the right. You can complete some of the materials online by taking a look at the activities in the activities section, and if you have any questions or comments about the workshop we would be happy to hear from you. You can add your comments in the discuss section. We hope you enjoy the workshop.

Motivation Workshop

The following activities on the topic of motivation are intended to help you think about what you learnt from the video.   

Activity 1: In this activity, you will see 10 statements that are connected to motivation. 5 of the statements will help learner motivation and 5 of the statements won't help learner motivation. Can you separate the statements into the 2 groups?
Decide if the statement aids learner motivation.

Activity 2: In this next activity, look at these four aspects of motivation from the previous exercise. Which of these four aspects of motivation does each statement link to? More than one may be possible!
Match the statements to 4 aspects of motivation.

 

 

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Motivation

Over to you

What did you think of this workshop video? Did you find it helpful?
Have your students found our football materials motivating? 
Do you think motivation is important in the English language classroom? Why? 
 
Leave us a message in the comments section below.
 
 

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mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
09/07/2020
TR
6351
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My students especially boys and some girls as well find football and sports are very motivating.


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mobeckham
09/07/2020 16:52
Turkey
Manchester United
6351

My students especially boys and some girls as well find football and sports are very motivating.

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mobeckham
09/07/2020
TR
6351
points

Motivation is the key to a successful classroom.


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mobeckham
09/07/2020 16:51
Turkey
Manchester United
6351

Motivation is the key to a successful classroom.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
09/07/2020
TR
6351
points

It's incredibly helpful especially in the field of classroom management which was one of my weaknesses honestly but I'm working on this area to improve myself in it.


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mobeckham
09/07/2020 16:51
Turkey
Manchester United
6351

It's incredibly helpful especially in the field of classroom management which was one of my weaknesses honestly but I'm working on this area to improve myself in it.

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bao1960
15/05/2018
VN
257
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thanks, i feel so happy with PREMIER SKILL, I learn so much .


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bao1960
15/05/2018 02:21
Vietnam
Newcastle United
257

thanks, i feel so happy with PREMIER SKILL, I learn so much .

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admin
15/05/2018
GB
496
points

That's great, Bau1960. We love to hear from people who like the resources here.

Thanks for commenting.

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team


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admin
15/05/2018 09:01
United Kingdom
Arsenal
496

That's great, Bau1960. We love to hear from people who like the resources here.

Thanks for commenting.

Jack - The Premier Skills English Team

eelwin
12/10/2017
KR
1
points

I tried to access the Goal webcomic in order to use it in my ESL class, but the weblink just leads to the Premier Skills English homepage.


eelwin
12/10/2017 07:57
South Korea
Manchester United
1

I tried to access the Goal webcomic in order to use it in my ESL class, but the weblink just leads to the Premier Skills English homepage.

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Rich
12/10/2017
ES
594
points

Hi Eelwin

Thanks for getting in touch. I'm not 100% sure which link you are clicking but you can find all the Goal materials in our reading section. Here's the link:

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/read/goal

I hope you and your students find the materials useful/interesting.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
12/10/2017 08:34
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Eelwin

Thanks for getting in touch. I'm not 100% sure which link you are clicking but you can find all the Goal materials in our reading section. Here's the link:

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/read/goal

I hope you and your students find the materials useful/interesting.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Goals

To understand the importance of motivation in different contexts.

To look at what motivation means in the language classroom.

To evaluate motivating material from the Premier Skills English website.