Motivational Macro-Strategies Used to Teach English at CAMASC, SDIF shelter, Tapachula


  • Gloria Amelia Gutú Moguel
  • Eric Iván Aguilar Salvador
  • José Antonio Aguilar Salvador
  • Angélica Patrícia Córdoba Meza
  • Antonia Jiménez Alba
  • Ana Rosa Núñez Serrano



motivation, macro-strategies, teach, English, SDIF


This research took place at CAMASC, SDIF, shelter, Tapachula in Chiapas during 2019-2020. The general objective was to identify and explain motivational strategies used by English teachers for improving motivation. The participants were 17 out of 28 boys and girls with an age range 6-17 years old. The study followed a mixed approach method, qualitative and quantitative. The instruments used were interviews and surveys for teachers, managers, and children. The research questions were: What motivational macro-strategies are most frequently used to motivate children when teaching English at CAMASC SDIF shelter? How are children at “CAMASC” shelter motivated to learn English. The results illustrate which macro-strategies were used more and which ones were used less in the context of this research. This research evidences the importance of developing language teachers’ awareness on how to motivate students and work with motivational strategies in the English classroom. It also evidences the need for adequate training for both teachers and trainees.