This study aims to investigate the impact of great vowel shift in the writing process of the Arab students for whom English is a foreign language. It attempts to find out how to motivate students to overcome obstacles faced by them. It discusses a few spelling issues suggesting how the knowing of a language is different from knowing its style of writing. Based on documentation survey, researcher concluded that studies in the Arab world have though examined the mistakes committed by Arab students when they write, but merely a few studies have talked about motivating Arab students to learn the language rather than look for errors that learners commit. While investigating the impact of great vowel shift on Arab learners’ use of English spelling, this study concludes that the essence of communication is in acquiring the semantics of a language and not knowing its form. This study recommends adopting latest teaching methods to activate self-trust and inner motivation between the teacher and the students and simultaneously enliven an outer motivation too.