The Relationship Between Motivation and Language Learning Strategies: A Study of Libyan University English Majors

Author: Faraj Sawan

Keywords: Instrumental Motivation; Integrative Motivation; Language Learning Strategies; Motivation


This study is an attempt to explore the relationship between motivation and language learning strategies (LLSs) use. It examined this relationship by studying the motivation and LLSs use of 76 Libyan English majors via the distribution of three questionnaires (see Appendices). The results showed that motivation is related to the frequency and use of language learning strategies. In addition, the results of the current study demonstrated that variances in motivational orientation (instrumental or integrative) significantly affect the employment of LLSs.