submitted by Jessy Hernandez, State University, Mexico
I have been working with law students in Mexico who think English is difficult, boring and unnecessary to learn. I haven’t found a good way to motivate them. Can you give me a tip, please?
Dr Richards Responds:
There are no simple tips to address this kind of situation. If there were you would no doubt have managed to sort it out by yourself. However I recommend an excellent book on motivation in the language classroom:
- Zoltán Dörnyei. 2001. Motivational Strategies in the Language Classroom. Cambridge University Press.