Motivation plays a pivotal role in the second language (L2) learning process, with teachers serving as key influencers in fostering a positive learning environment for learners. This research delves into the effective strategies employed by English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers in high schools in Sialkot, Pakistan, and investigates the correlation between ESL teacher motivation and the practical application of inspirational methods within the Pakistani educational context. Employing a mixed-methods approach, the study examines the most impactful motivational strategies and the challenges encountered by English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers in implementing these strategies. 392 teachers, comprising 196 males and 196 females, participated in the survey, expressing their opinions on a spectrum ranging from "strongly disagree" to "strongly agree." Utilizing SPSS Statistics 26.0, the research determines the frequency and rank order of motivational strategies. The findings highlight clusters such as clearly presenting tasks, providing reasons to render tasks meaningful and promoting group work and group norms. In conclusion, this study affirms the significant role of ESL teachers' motivational strategies in cultivating motivation among students.
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