The Effects of Online Teaching on EFL Students’ Learning Motivation

Abstract

This study investigates the positive and negative effects of online teaching on EFL students’ learning motivation. There are 26 English majors in a Chinese university participant in this study. Data were collected from multiple sources: semi-structured interview and direct observation. The result shows that in the course aspect, it has a positive effect. In the teacher aspect, it has both negative and positive effects. But in the learning group aspect, it has a negative effect, because of losing of students’ interaction.