Sri Puji Astuti


This study investigated what aspects demotivate students to learn English in an Indonesian high school context. The participants were four teachers and four groups of their students. The data were collected from teachers by conducting semi structure interviews and from the students through focus group interviews. The findings of the research indicated that each teacher had unique strategies to motivate their students and thestudents reported that the strategies influencingtheir motivation, the students mentioned several points that demotivate them. These could be categorized intofive main groups: teachers’ classroom behaviors, classroom atmosphere, learning resources and activities, and the way feedback was given. These findings suggest that teachers of English in an Indonesian high school context should pay attention and minimize factors that demotivate their students.


Students’ Motivation, EFL

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