Motivation not necessarily key

Motivation may not be among the most important factors in second language acquisition. Good thing, since very few of our students are actually interested in studying.

According to Krashen;
“I hypothesize that for most people, motivation plays no role in successful language acquisition. Rather, language acquisition is the result of doing something else: It is the result of obtaining truly interesting, or “compelling” comprehensible input. When this happens, our focus is NOT on improving in another language: Our focus is on the message. In fact, it can be hypothesized that language acquisition occurs most efficiently when the message is so compelling that the acquirer is not even aware that it is being delivered in another language. …

source: Krashen