English day: Impact on motivation of english language teaching undergraduates




Palabras clave:

Intrinsic motivation, Extrinsic motivation, Extracurricular activities, English Day.


This study investigates how the English Day, an extracurricular activity, influences intrinsic and extrinsic motivation among English as a Foreign Language (EFL) undergraduates. Conducted at a public university in Florencia, Caquetá, Colombia, the qualitative case study involved thirty (30) participants from the English Language Teaching (ELT) program at Universidad de la Amazonia. Through semi-structured interviews and grounded theory analysis, the research aimed to analyze the role of the English Day in motivating ELT undergraduates. Results revealed that the majority of participants felt intrinsically motivated to use English during the event. Interestingly, some initially reported extrinsic motivation, which transformed into intrinsic motivation upon participation in the English Day activities. This study provides valuable insights into how the English Day extracurricular activity influences both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation among undergraduates.


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Biografía del autor/a

Alejandra Agudelo Bedoya, Smart Academy in Colombia.

English Language Teacher, Smart Academy in Colombia.

Paola Julie Aguilar-Cruz, Universidad de la Amazonia and Jorge Eliécer Gaitán High School in Florencia, Caquetá, Colombia.

English Language Teacher and researcher, Universidad de la Amazonia and Jorge Eliécer Gaitán High School in Florencia, Caquetá, Colombia. Holds a master’s in education and specialist degree in pedagogy. She is currently a PhD student in Educational Technology at Central China Normal University.


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Cómo citar

Agudelo Bedoya, A., & Aguilar-Cruz, P. J. (2024). English day: Impact on motivation of english language teaching undergraduates. Revista Científica Del Amazonas, 7(13), 30–41. https://doi.org/10.34069/RA/2024.13.04




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