Developing Communication Skills Through Motivation Among Acharya Nagarjuna University Students


  • Tulluri Venkateswarlu Department of English Acharya Nagarjuna University Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Professor M Suresh Kumar Supervisor, Department of English Acharya Nagarjuna University Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India



Motivation, EFL, ESL, Language learning, and Skills development.


The present study analyses and determines various orientations of Acharya Nagarjuna University students for learning English. The descriptive and correlational approaches were used to investigate the participants’ motivations. The researcher adapted questionnaires available from the literature to quantitatively collect data. The results show that university students are highly motivated to learn English and therefore, it suggests that motivation is an important variable that shapes learners' idea about English language learning. The results also show that students of different gender and majors had different perspectives about English learning. The conclusions and recommendations of the present study provide platform for future investigations into EFL learners’ motivation in other areas of India with regional medium students or in similar settings in ESL speaking countries to find out differences in students' orientations.


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Venkateswarlu, T., & Kumar, P. M. S. (2020). Developing Communication Skills Through Motivation Among Acharya Nagarjuna University Students. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 8(3), 15.