Understanding ESP Students’ Motivation
The Case of Second Year Master Students of Political Sciences at Tlemcen University
The present research investigates the aspect of motivation with political sciences students at Tlemcen University towards ESP learning. The main purpose of this study is to identify the reasons of political sciences students‟ insufficient motivation towards the ESP learning .To reach this end , a descriptive case study research was conducted using three research instruments .Students‟ questionnaire administered to political sciences students, teachers‟ interview and classroom observation .The results obtained through the three research tools revealed that political sciences students are instrumentally motivated to learn the English language, and the factors that may affect their level of motivation are the insufficient time devoted to English course, students low level of proficiency ,inappropriate teaching methods and materials ,inappropriate ESP teacher training. As an outcome to these findings, the researcher has proposed some suggestions and recommendations to raise students‟ motivation as well as to improve the status of ESP teaching in general and that related to political sciences in particular.