Motivation Towards Learning English as Second Language among Science Undergraduates’ in Pakistan: A Case Study of QUEST Pakistan
The present research is a detailed enquiry to investigate the various socio-sociological orientations of Pakistani science undergraduates’ motivation towards learning English as a second language. It intended to highlights different types of motivation of students at target site. Further, this study is designed to explore the role of English teacher and role of parents for motivating their student/children to learn English as a second language at university level, respectively. For this a group of eighty respondents who studied English as compulsory subject in their 1st year of 4 years undergraduate degree program at Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering Science and Technology (QUEST) Nawabshah Pakistan has been properly surveyed by using Attitude Motivation Test Battery (AMTB) by Robert Gardner 1985. Though, the AMTB is consisted of 12 scales but it would be totally unfair to investigate and elaborate all scale in such a small scale study. Therefore, the current study domain is restricted to gauge only the type of motivation respondents possess, further their role of English teacher and their parents in learning English. The findings revealed that Pakistani students learning English fundamentally for both instrumental and integrative reasons. Moreover, it is learnt from the results that the role of English teacher and parents is motivating and encouraging in their learning process.
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