• ISSN: 2010-3646 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Social. Scienc. Humanit.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJSSH
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Home> Archive> 2021> Volume 11 Number 3 (Aug. 2021)
IJSSH 2021 Vol.11(3): 70-74 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2021.V11.1042

The Importance of “Motivation” in Studying English as a Second Language of International Students in Australia

Tran Kim Sang

Abstract—People nowadays try to improve their English competency in many ways. Accordingly, enhancing English proficiency by studying abroad is considered the most effective strategy. However, learning a second language which is not your mother tongue always gives you a lot of challenges. Therefore, to achieve the best outcome in exploring any new language, particular English, this requires language learners to have high motivation, a clear goal, and to be aware of its importance. This is because there is no success without effort or determination; trying is hard but giving up is too easy. This paper aims at exploring into motivation, especially discussing its impacts on language learning to figure out how important it is to international students in Australia. This paper is to help increase international students’ awareness of the importance of motivation, an indicator of success. The results have shown that motivation has both positive and negative impacts on studying English language.

Index Terms—Australia, English, international students, motivation.

Tran Kim Sang is with Binh Duong University, Vietnam (e-mail: kimsang.msl@gmail.com)

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Cite: Tran Kim Sang, "The Importance of “Motivation” in Studying English as a Second Language of International Students in Australia," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 70-74, 2021.

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