Analyzing Motivation Orientation to Learn English as a Second Language among PG Students of B-Schools in National Capital Region, India

Analyzing Motivation Orientation to Learn English as a Second Language among PG Students of B-Schools in National Capital Region, India

  • Yusuf Mehdi , Assistant Professor, Department of English, Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology, Greater Noida
  • Zeba Mehdi , Assistant Professor, Department of English, Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology, Greater Noida
  • Shuchita Chandhok , Assistant Professor, Amity Institute of Corporate Communication, Amity University, Noida
  • S. Safder Mehdi , Professor, Department of English, Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology, Greater Noida

ABSTRACT

Purpose While there have been studies on exploring motivation in learning second language, there is hardly any study that explores the motivation orientation of the PG level management students of India. The main purpose of teaching communication skills courses to management students is to make them employable and enable get good jobs and good salaries after completing the program. A research gap needed to be filled to find out whether motivation orientation of the PG students of B-Schools in Delhi NCR integrative or instrumental and whether attitude of the PG level management students toward second language learning is positive or negative. Methodology an empirical study was conducted on 80 such students at an established Business school in India. The study explored majorly two areas: Motivation Orientation of the students. Students’ attitude towards learning English language. The first part would help the teachers know how to motivate the students and the second would encourage the teachers to plan activities.

Findings The findings of the research work clearly indicate that the motivation orientation of the students was majorly instrumental since they wanted to learn English to get good jobs and high salaries. In the Indian context, high paying management jobs are based on the ability of the recruits to communicate effectively in English. Implications to Research and Practice The paper suggests that knowing what exactly motivates the management graduates to learn English as a second language may help the teachers use more relevant teaching material and methodology.

Keywords: Instrumental Motivation, Integrative Motivation, SLA, Language Learning.