Motivating Students in EFL Classes


Motivation is the most important issue in our lives, because we cannot be happy and successful, if there is no motivation in our lives. Firstly, we should motivate ourselves and then we should help our friends and colleagues to motivate themselves. If we can learn how to motivate our learners, we can experience many enjoyable courses. Motivation  has been defined by Cherry (2014) as:

 ” the process that initiates, guides and maintains goal-oriented behaviors. Motivation is what causes us to act, whether it is getting a glass of water to reduce thirst or reading a book to gain knowledge.”

This paper deals with the motivational games and activities which we can use for our students in ELT classes and for ourselves. Different language levels will be considered and useful websites and books will be suggested to find and to use these kinds of games and activities.


Keywords: Motivation ; Vision; Useful Web-sites; Sample Classroom Activities

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Pages: 100-114 (Download PDF)

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