The Impact of English Teachers on ESL Pre-University Students' L2 Reading Motivation in Pakistan
Keywords:Motivation, ESL, l2, English Teacher, Pre-University Student, Pakistan
Motivation is a crucial factor in educational achievement nt. It can influence students' willingness to try to learn and succeed. In a context like Pakistan, where L2 (English) is a critical compulsory subject at the pre-university level, motivation is essential for students to learn effectively. This study investigated the influence of competent and incompetent English teachers on L2 (English) reading motivation. A qualitative case study was conducted with 6 (3 male and 3 Female] ESL pre-university students from Government MAO Graduate College, Lahore, Pakistan. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and class observations. The data were analysed using thematic and coding procedures. The study found that competent English teachers positively influenced students' L2 (English) reading motivation. These teachers were found to be enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and supportive. They created a positive learning environment and made learning engaging and challenging. Incompetent English teachers, on the other hand, negatively influenced students' L2 (English) reading motivation. These teachers were found to be dull, uninspiring, and unhelpful. They created a hostile learning environment and made learning tedious and frustrating ng. The study recommends that competent English teachers with appropriate training be employed to motivate students for L2 (English) reading.