L2 Motivations For Learning English as Foreign Language of Sudanese Students




Motivations, Education, L2, Sudanese students, English langauge


Motivation is essential in learning a foreign language. Understanding how learners learn and what motivates and demotivate them will help the teachers, policy makers and curriculum planners .The study investigated the various reasons/motivations of the Sudanese Learners of English language based on Dorney  soci-educational model& Garder’s of  Second Language(L2) Self System.  The main question the paper tried to answer was what types of motivations of Sudanese L2 learners have? . A sample of 35 students were asked their opinions on what motives them in studying English by means of a questionnaire. The result of the study showed that the majority of the participants (95%)  had an  extrinsic motivations i.e external  factors for studying language, namely instrumentally-promotion and parental encourage and family influence .Also,  Ideal L2 had significant role in Sudanese learners, as 85% of the learners responded to the questionnaire items that assessed  this factor. The study also showed that the  ought L2 self has the lowest impact on the students learners, only 55% of learners  .The other factors /motivations that were tested in the study showed less influence on Sudanese learners but yet they are important to consider by teachers.



How to Cite

Bashir, O. (2021). L2 Motivations For Learning English as Foreign Language of Sudanese Students. International Journal of Linguistics and Translation Studies, 2(4), 91–103. https://doi.org/10.36892/ijlts.v2i4.196