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Exploring the Potential Relationships between Teaching Materials and Student Motivation

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Exploring the Potential Relationships between Teaching Materials and Student Motivation

Koji Uenishi

Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education, Hiroshima University, Japan

Corresponding author: Koji Uenishi




This paper investigates the potential usefulness of original teaching materials in order to enhance Japanese university students’ intrinsic motivation when learning English including cross-cultural understanding, usefulness, and pleasure.Specifically, students who did not major in English language or education were taught English for one semester using the author’s original textbook, based on his own variousexperiences overseas.Data analysis suggests thatalmost all students in the two classes examined enjoyed learning from the teaching materials, had a strong feeling of the importance of English learning, and had a strong awareness of developing English ability after studying each unit.



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