Motivation’s Influence on Strategies for English Learning and Improving



Autonomous study emphasizes the learner s initiative, enthusiasm and creativity. In all fields of education, there is growing emphasis on “learner一centered” teaching methods and the ability of learner autonomy .Many experts and scholars have found that learning strategies plays an important role in English language learning, but the importance of affective strategy use in English learning is often ignored by people. Therefore, this paper focuses on the frequencies of affective strategies use in English learning and their relationships so as to enable college students to use positive affective strategies effectively to improve their autonomous learning ability. The article also focuses on the relationship between motivation and English learning, the influence of motivation on English learning(That is, English learning motive may be simply viewed as the reason of learning English; different motives will lead to different learning methods ; generally speaking, surface motive does not endure longer than deep motive.;strong motivation can lead to final success) and six strategies of improving English learning(That is, developing proper attitudes towards English learning and letting students know the pressure of it; goal and feedback; praise and criticism ;contest and cooperation; expectation and appraisement; achievement motive).


Affective strategies; English learning; Motivation

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