Identifying Demotivating Factors affecting ESL Learners in Faisalabad: A Critical Inquiry


  • Zakia Shehzadi M. Phil Scholar, Department of English (Linguistics), Riphah International University Islamabad, Faisalabad Campus, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Iram Rubab Assistant Professor, Department of English, GC Women University Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Rahat Bashir Principal Lecturer, Department of English, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan



Demotivation, ESL, Popular Motivating Factors, Second Language Acquisition


This research delves into the identification of demotivating factors that significantly impact English as a Second Language (ESL) learners in Faisalabad, Pakistan. Recognizing the importance of motivation in the language learning process, this study employs a critical inquiry approach to scrutinize the multifaceted elements that hinder the motivation of ESL learners in Faisalabad. Utilizing a mixed-methods research design, both qualitative and quantitative data are gathered through surveys, interviews, and classroom observations. The results show that there are many motivating factors that positively affect the learner’s attitude to learn English as a foreign language while de-motivation always discourage the students not only in intermediate level but also at all other educational levels such as school, college and university. By addressing these demotivating factors, educators can create a more conducive and supportive learning environment, fostering a positive attitude towards language acquisition among ESL learners in the region





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Shehzadi, Z., Rubab, I., & Bashir, R. (2024). Identifying Demotivating Factors affecting ESL Learners in Faisalabad: A Critical Inquiry. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 8(1), 226–239.