Raising Motivation of Students Attending Defense Language Institute to Learn Foreign Language
Thursday, June 22 1:45 PM-2:45 PM Location: Edison D
Abstract: This paper explains the important of motivation and engagement for the students to learn foreign language in Defense Language Institute (DLI). Motivation is probably the most important factor to be pursued by educators in order to improve learning. One can think of motivation as a stimulus or a drive that causes a student to act upon a situation. Students who are unmotivated are more likely to drop out of school than those who are motivated and the essential role of our educational system is not just to provide learning but also to keep students motivated. The education system therefore has to be relevant, dynamic and interesting in order to appeal to learners and keep them constantly motivated. It also has to embrace changes in the traditional educational practices and offer alternative that are more effective in enhancing student motivation.