Motivation and some strategies for enhancing motivation

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“Affect” refers to the emotional rather than the intellectual side of language. It covers a wide range of concepts, including motivation, anxiety, competitiveness, cooperative learning, and self-esteem. In this writing, I want to focus on motivation and some strategies for enhancing motivation.
Motivation refers to the combination of effort plus desire to achieve the goal of learning the language plus favorable attitudes toward learning the language. It can be considered as a driving force; a psychological one that reinforces an action toward a desired goal. For example, thirsty is a motivation that elicits a desire to drink. Motivation is the purpose or psychological cause of an action. Motivation is an inner drive to behave or act in a certain manner. These inner conditions such as wishes, desires, goals, activate to move in a particular direction in behavior. We can see that when you receive the praises or complements, you will get more excited, more enthusiastic to continue to do something. Similarity, it’s necessary to make motivation for children in learning. Its will encourage them to study harder and harder.
Motivation can be divided into two types: intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation refers to motivation that is driven by an interest or enjoyment in the task itself, and exists within the individual rather than relying on external pressures or a desire for reward. Extrinsic motivation comes from outside of the individual. Common extrinsic motivations are rewards (money or grades) for showing the desired behavior. Competition is in an extrinsic motivation because it encourages the performer to win and to beat others.
There are 7 strategies for enhancing motivation. However,I will focus on 3 main strategies:
1. Make goals explicit to learners.
If Students are aware of what they are expected to learn, then learning will be more effective. Teacher should give them particular task to help them to know what they need to do. For example, at the end of the lesson, student will be able to know and make sentences with 5 new words about colors topic: Green, blue, orange, red, pink. With this purpose, I believe that it is possible to convey the goals of a lesson or unit of work to learners at a younger age. It’s easy for them to follow and learn.
2. Select content to which learners can relate
Learning is really a process of making connection between what students already know and what they need or want to know. Therefore, teachers should care about students, think about what they want and need. Then select content that connects with the lives of the students outside the classroom to create neutral connections that strengthen learning and enhances motivation.
3. Scaffold the learning process.
In education, “scaffolds” are frameworks that support the learning process.
“Scaffold” means teacher should divide the lesson into some small parts to teach to students with criteria “LESS IS MORE”. For examples, teacher always teach pre-teaching vocabulary before a reading or a listening lesson. By this way, students can understand the meaning of new words and it’s easy for them before reading or listening. Other examples, before teaching a conversation, teacher can use visuals to help students make sense of a conversation. When teaching a song, teacher should divide the song into small parts to teach in each day, we shouldn’t teacher the whole song in one day. The first day, we can teach vocabulary, the next day we can teach the rhythm and then you can teach them how to dance with the lyric.
Teacher should use some of strategies to enhance motivation for students to get better result in learning.

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