Motivation is the main driving force to perform a certain action or to achieve a goal. Motivation plays an important role for students and help them achieve enhanced learning outcomes. Student satisfaction is directly related to quality teaching methods. To get reliable feedback from students, getting a questionnaire filled by them at the end of the semester is not enough. Most of the time, it does not address the main concerns of students which leads to low response rate. This paper attempted to find out which behaviours of teachers effect the motivation of students. The study adopted a mix method approach to find out the answers of the questions under study. A questionnaire was administered to the students studying in the department of English in the universities of North Cyprus. The questionnaire attempted to find out the motivating behaviours of teachers in English classrooms. Apart from this, seven students were interviewed to find out the most motivating interpersonal behaviours of teachers. This study found out that the role of teachers inside and outside the classroom is very vital to motivate students. The findings of this study can help the teachers to understand the needs of the students and help them feel motivated to obtain better learning outcomes. Course designers can also benefit from the findings of this study. They can design the course activities according to the students’ interest to ensure the required outcomes of the course since the findings of this study have been derived directly from the students.
Phonetics, Phonology, Segment, General, Particular, Sound, Abstract, Concrete, Speech