The Relationship between Learner’s Motivation and Italian Language Proficiency among Jordanian IFL Learners

Ahmed Al-Oliemat


This study investigates the relationship between the learners' motivation ( integrative/instrumental) and Italian proficiency among Jordanian IFL learners at Alalbayt University. It also sheds lights on the level of proficiency among Italian majors at Alalbayt University. Two instruments are used in this study: the first is a five-point Likert scale questionnaire based on Gardner and Maclntyer ( 1990) to investigate students motivational/attitudinal orientations; the second is a proficiency test based on an official Italian language website. The test was evaluated and modified to suite the purpose of the study. The results show that there is no correlation between Motivation ( integrative and instrumental)/ attitudes and proficiency among IFL learners in Jordan. Further, the results indicate that Italian majors have a fair level of proficiency in Italian as a foreign language at Alalbayt University. 

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