Language Learner Motivation and Strategies in English for Medical Purposes

Ecaterina PAVEL
Language Learner Motivation and Strategies in English for Medical Purposes
Instituția: 
Transilvania University of Brașov
Email autor: 
ecaterina.pavel@unitbv.ro
Abstract: 

The present study investigates university students’ motivation and learning strategies in an English for Medical Purposes (EMP) context. This research paper establishes a quantitative framework for exploring students’ intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to learn EMP. The aim of this study was to analyse if motivation shapes the learning behaviours and influences students’ participation in the English classes and in tasks outside the class. The article presents the data obtained and constitutes a first step in determining the most effective way of elaborating teaching strategies for improving the language competences of the medical students.