ERIC Number: ED221037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Apprentissage de francais en France: Evolution des attitudes (Learning French in France: A Study of Attitude Change).
Cembalo, Michel; Regent, Odile
Short stays, such as a summer course, in the country where the target language is spoken have been recognized as advantageous to the second language learner. However, they have not been the object of much research. Therefore, a study was carried out to describe changes of attitudes towards country, culture, and language learning which occurred during a short summer course in France. The measurements consisted of a list of 92 statements to be rated on an agreement/disagreement scale. The results show little overall change in a group of 25 French teachers from Turkey, although in a few individual cases there were dramatic changes. It was found that the group as a whole developed a more positive attitude, but how far this attitude change helped effective language learning remains to be investigated. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.
Note: In: Melanges Pedagogiques, 1981. p70-82.