The Effect of Motivation in Improving Students’ Speaking Skill Performance in Secondary School (Motivation, Speaking, Performance)
Motivation is one of the important aspects of second language acquisition. Motivation is a kind of desire for learning. It is very difficult to teach a second language in a learning environment if the learner does not have a desire to learn a language, taken into consideration from that aspect, to be able to make the learner active and desirable in learning process which gains importance.
Many students have found difficulties in learning English. There are multiples reasons that hinder their learning process. Students may not be aware of the significance of English itself; others may learn English just to achieve good grades in the exams. However, most of those learners are actually not motivated. Without motivation, they are less interested in learning English as subject though this category of students knows how English is important in modern world. Therefore, motivation has an effect on learning English.
Most of the learners can barely communicate. They can hardly express themselves with their own words. Hence, speaking is one of the most important elements as oral communication in language. English as second language is very difficult for learners to produce inside and outside the schoolroom. Despite of the fact that learning grammar and language structure is significant, they are not sufficient to acquire the second/foreign language since many students have several problems in using it with the others. Communication in the classrooms means having the students practicing their language in pair or group in order to improve their speaking ability.