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A Study of Factors Responsible for Low Motivation level for Learning English as Second Language Level in Saudi Female Students

Zeinab Aslam


English is hailed as one of the most popular second language among people living in different parts of the world, where it does not enjoy the status of the native language. Countries in the middle east especially Saudi Arabia has made noticeable changes in their education system, nearly at all levels to accommodate teaching of English in the curriculum. They are striving hard to make programs of teaching of English as Second language (ESL) a success. Despite all these continuous efforts low motivation level among the English learners especially females is a cause of worry for educationist in countries like Saudi Arabia. The present study is focused to look at some of the possible reasons for low motivation level in the female learners of Saudi Arabia, who study English as a second language at post-secondary level. The present study is based on personal experience, continuous observation and interaction with the students of various level and faculty members of College of Education for two years, in the capacity of an English Teacher. The College of Education Jubail is situated in the Eastern Province of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Female-Learners of Saudi Arabia; Learning Second Language (L2); Post -Secondary Education; Low Motivation Level

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