The enhancement of student motivation is an issue of major concern to teachers and education researchers. In Albania, teachers are concerned about the low motivation level of high school students in learning a second language. This study explores the effectiveness of feedback focusing on a predominantly pedagogical issue – how teachers can use their feedback to foster student motivation in teaching English as a second language. The literature review on feedback gives the background to the importance of using feedback to foster student motivation. This study finds out the key components of feedback, such as dialogic feedback supplemented by written feedback, the use of rubrics and success criteria. An implication of this study is that much should be done to prepare teachers for making use of feedback to foster student motivation. This study will contribute to assessing teachers how to make use of motivational feedback, which is an important element of pedagogy in their everyday practices.
Keywords: Feedback, foster, motivation, student, teachers.