Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Jack Millet


Motivating adolescents to be active participants in their own language learning process is a challenge faced by all middle and high school language teachers. This paper provides and overview of tone teacher’s experiences in the struggle to motivate her own students. it also supplies some useful ideas on activities that work to motivate students both inside and outside the classroom. The appendices include step by step plans to help guide other teachers in carrying out some of the activities in their own classes.


First and Second Language Acquisition | Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching | Teacher Education and Professional Development