The Relationship between EFL Learners’ Level of Language Awareness and Their Motivation and Achievement

Abstract

The present study aimed at examining the relationship between EFL learners’ level of language awareness with their motivation and achievement. Moreover, the relationship between gender, language awareness, motivation and achievement was also investigated. The participants included 120 male and female EFL learners from different language institutes in Kurdistan province selected based on convenient sampling. The learners were then asked to complete the language learning motivation and language awareness questionnaire. The learners were requested to respond to all the items. Finally, the questionnaires were scored and along with the final exam scores as achievement scores of the learners were analyzed to address the research questions. The results of statistical analyses indicated that there was a positive and significant relationship between EFL learners’ level of language awareness and motivation. Moreover, there was a significant and positive relationship between the EFL learners’ level of language awareness and their achievement. It was also found that there was a significant relationship between gender, language awareness, motivation and achievement of Iranian EFL learners with female participants outperforming the male learners.

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