Motivation of students toward English learning in terms of socio-economic backgrounds: case studies of tertiary students in Dhaka
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The research investigated the impact of students’ socio-economic backgrounds in their motivation towards learning English at the tertiary level. It also dealt with the possible changes in motivation during their study in undergraduate levels. Case studies were conducted to collect information about the motivational orientation and its impact on the private university students in their EFL learning. The findings depict that several socio-economic factors (such as family; encouragement, occupation and education of the parents, exposure to schools) positively or negatively influence the motivation of students toward learning English in their tertiary classrooms.