Mustafa Altun1 & Ridhwan Tahir2
1Department of Language, Faculty of Education, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq
2Independent Researcher, Erbil, Iraq
Abstract: Despite the massive amount of studies on motivation and motivation related issues, an issue yet to be investigated is motivational techniques that are used by university teachers of Kurdistan. Hence, this study aims to investigate the primary strategies lecturers use to motivate their pupils in EFL classrooms on tertiary level. To realize this purpose, a qualitative method is used to provide detailed information about the subject matter by conducting interviews with six experienced teachers to share their insights and knowledge on motivational techniques. Our analysis has revealed that the motivational techniques used by the teachers are classified into two major categories; the techniques that are used inside of classrooms and the techniques that are outside of classrooms. The results help readers to get a clear sense about the main strategies that are used by these teachers. These techniques can also give EFL teachers beneficial information so that they can use it in their classes to secure the motivational level of their students.
Keywords: Motivation, EFL Learners, Language Learning, Achievement, University
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