International Journal of
English and Literature

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2626
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEL
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 276

Article in Press

Second Language Acquisition: Motivation in Acquiring English Language

Ibrahim Kadau

  •  Received: 13 July 2022
  •  Accepted: 21 August 2023
The current study was aimed at understanding the influence of motivation on second language (English) acquisition in secondary school students. The study subscribed to a qualitative research approach, which contained a case study design as the strategy. A researcher employed random sampling to conduct interviews with three primary school English language teachers. Besides, documentary reviews were used to collect suitable data for the study. The findings indicated that motivation is a paramount factor for SLA, but teachers face such challenges in implementing motivation for primary school students as capacity to use varied experience, student’s efforts, and the learning environment. In conclusion, for effective SLA, teachers should develop their skills at generating motivation for students.

Keywords: Motivation, Second Language, Second Language Acquisition