Role of Motivation on the Tertiary Level Students of Bangladesh in Learning English

Mohammad Rukanuddin


This research work investigates the reasons why the tertiary level students of Bangladesh learn English language to find out what motivates or inspires them to learn English. It explores the kind of motivational orientation the Bangladeshi students have in learning English from three kinds of motivation: instrumental, integrative and global. This paper determines that Bangladeshi students specially the tertiary level students of Bangladesh do not learn English to integrate or, assimilate themselves with the culture of the native speakers of English, rather they learn English for some practical  purposes like getting high ranking jobs or undertaking higher studies, achieving success in career etc. This paper also discusses the current condition of English in Bangladesh by mentioning the areas where English is used extensively.  Finally, it suggests some ways that may be useful in removing the obstacles that hinder the effective teaching and learning of English in the country.

Key terms: instrumental motivation, integrative motivation, global motivation, tertiary level education.


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