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This study investigated how important Turkish EFL teachers perceive the ELT motivational strategies that are implemented in adult EFL teaching. 52 EFL instructors working in preparatory schools of foreign languages in four state universities in Turkey participated in the current study. The perceived importance of ELT motivational strategies was found in relation to various preselected independent variables to see the effects of some demographic aspects on the perception of ELF teachers. These variables were gender, educational background, and year of teaching experience. The results indicated that gender has a fairly limited significant effect on the perceived importance of the strategies whereas educational background and year of teaching experience showed more effect respectively. The study pointed out that intra-cultural aspects also influence the EFL teachers’ related perception on the issue in addition to the cross-cultural aspects, which were discussed in the prior research.
English language teaching; motivation; gender; educational background; teaching experience