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I find that most ELLs are not that interested in learning English.
Basic motivation theory reveals that people are motivated by things they have an aptitude for, have some success in, find relevant, and in which they perceive an ability for future growth. Many times a teacher is not witnessing reticence or lack of interest by a student , she or he is witnessing a sense of futility. If a student feels that the task of learning English is insurmountable, that will manifest itself as indifference. Therefore, it becomes important to show that learning English is something that they can do, that it is practical and will enhance their quality of life, and to set them for initial success in the language acquisition process.