Learning Foreign Language Towards Its Media and Identity To Motivate Student’s Personal Growth

Wahyudi Rahmat, Rifkah Fitriyah, Z Zulfa, Armilia Riza, Putri Dian Afrinda, Rahayu Fitri, Yulia Pebriani, Wahyuni Endila


Over the past few years, motivational research on language learning has focused on how learners see language knowledge as a medium and part of their inherent identity. This article presents a study that explores the significance of personal growth as a motivator for Indonesian university students learning Arabic and English. The research employs qualitative interviews to collect data and thoroughly examines the role of personal growth in student motivation. In analysis methods, the study emphasizes its comprehensive approach to investigating personal growth's role in student motivation while thoroughly examining the collected information.  Next, this article will present the main findings and argue that personal growth and the desire of Indonesian students to broaden their horizons strongly motivate them to further their education in Saudi Arabia. Finally, the article ends by finding that language and culture courses should be designed around relevant topics related to students' experiences and memories, thus allowing reflection and course content to present new ideas to students who sometimes might challenge their views.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/smc.v11i7.6440


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