The relationship between motivational orientations and Iranian EFL learners' language proficiency level

Reza Vaseghi, Fatemeh Talebpour Chari, Malihe Safarpour
2020 International Journal of Research Studies in Education  
The present study investigated the possible relationship between motivation orientation and Iranian EFL learners' proficiency level. To do so, 60 out of 80 Iranian EFL learners were selected through an Oxford Placement Test from a private language institute. They were divided into two groups (intermediate male and female learners). Attitude/Motivation Test Battery (AMTB) was used to examine its relationship with learners' proficiency level. In addition, this questionnaire was used to compare
more » ... used to compare gender and L2 factors of motivation. The results showed that there was a positive significant relationship between the participants' motivation and their English proficiency level. In other words, the higher the motivation to learn English, the higher will be their English proficiency. Moreover, the performance of females was better than males in most factors. Finally, the present study provided few some implications for language teachers and syllabus designers.
doi:10.5861/ijrse.2020.5005 fatcat:im5flsrs4na7plroqmqgku7ps4