On the relationship among motivation, orientation, and the English language proficiency

نوع مقاله: مقاله پژوهشی

نویسنده

هیئت علمی دانشگاه الزهرا


عنوان مقاله [English]

On the relationship among motivation, orientation, and the English language proficiency

نویسنده [English]

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چکیده [English]

The role of motivation and attitude in L2 learning and their relationship with kinds of orientation which is specific to the social context has been a point of investigation for decades. This study was conducted to find the kinds of orientation (English learning reasons) specific to the social milieu of Iran on the one hand, and their relationship with rnotivation and the English language proficiency among the Iranian Undergraduate English Major Students {IUEMS), on the other hand. The results of this study indicate that there are four major kinds of orientation. Among these orientations, a new orientation, i.e., anti-Integrarive/instrumental or anti• intcgrativc, is specific to the context of Iran. Moreover, the results indicate that the most related variable to the English language proficiency is motivation, while the other