Cambodian High School Students' Motivation in Learning English: One-Way ANOVA Analysis

Authors

  • Sereyrath Em National University of Cheasim Kamchaymear, Kampong Cham Campus, Cambodia
  • Nel Nun Royal University of Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37249/jlllt.v2i1.451

Keywords:

Cambodia, English, French, Motivation, Teachers

Abstract

English has become a world language. It has been used formally as the first, second, or third language in many countries worldwide. Therefore, for decades, English language learning and teaching have become the focus for educators, teachers, students, and all other concerned sponsors. There are different contributions to the success of English language learning and teaching. Motivation is one of the most important components that push students to succeed in learning English. The current study employed a quantitative design, analyzing the existing data of 265 Cambodian high school students to explore if there were significantly different motivation levels in learning English according to their grades and age ranges. The results prove that there were no significant differences across the students' grades and age ranges of motivation in learning English. Finally, a future study using different designs at other educational institutions or with a bigger sample size was suggested.

Author Biographies

Sereyrath Em, National University of Cheasim Kamchaymear, Kampong Cham Campus, Cambodia

Sereyrath Em is Cambodian a government teacher of English with a higher education degree working at Kith Meng Brasat high school, a visiting lecturer at the National University of Cheasim Kamchaymear (NUCK), a Reviewer at Forum for International Research in Education (FIRE), and an Associate Editor at the Cambodian Education Forum (CEF). Prior to this, he was a secondary school teacher of English and Khmer language working at Darakum lower-secondary school between 2012 and 2015. In 2017, he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA in TESOL) from Human Resource University (HRU), and in 2019, he graduated with a Master’ Degree in Educational Administration from National Institute of Education (NIE) with the support from Cambodia International Education Support Foundation (CIESF). He was also trained at Regional Language Center (RELC) two times between early 2020 and early 2021 with regards to teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing. His research interests include English language teaching, teaching methodology, educational management, educational leadership, learning and teaching motivation, and learning and teaching challenges. Currently, he is a PhD student in Educational Administration at the University of Cambodia (UC), Cambodia.

Email: sereyrathem.edu@gmail.com

Nel Nun, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Nel Nun is a government teacher of English with a higher education degree working at Bankam Lower Secondary School, a public school in Takeo province, Cambodia. Currently, he is pursuing a Master of Education majoring in Curriculum and Instruction at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Email: nelnun007@gmail.com

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Published

2022-12-06