Motivation is one of the most important elements required for effective language teaching and learning . Hence , teachers need to provide motivators that take into consideration learners’ needs and interests .The present research work focuses on learners’ motivation to learn English and the integration of culture as a motivator in the EFL classrooms. The purpose of this study is to examine the students’ integrative and instrumental motivation for learning English in the Algerian secondary schools and more precisely the third year of the secondary education (SE3) by getting feedback from SE3 students and interpreting the results obtained form the survey. Finally, the research work concludes with some pedagogical recommendations which might be beneficial for the EFL teaching and learning process in general and the motivation of learners in particular with reference to culture teaching.
Keywords: motivation , culture , foreign language , EFL Classroom