ERIC Number: EJ1070203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Weightage to English as a Second Language Given by +2 Students
Raja, B. William Dharma; Selvarasu, V.
Journal on English Language Teaching, v2 n3 p45-50 Jul-Sep 2012
The study focuses on the significance of the English language and the inevitability to have proficiency in English in order to bloom in the modern world. It analyses the weightage given by the +2 students to ESL. The objectives of the study were to find out the level of weightage to English subject given by the students; to find out whether there is any significant difference in weightage to English subject given by the students on with regard to the selected attributive variables such as sex, age, nature of the school, type of the school and location of the school. The methodology employed in gathering information was a survey method. Scale on Weightage to English Subject (SWES), prepared by the authors, consisting of 34 statements, was used as tool. The sample comprised 290 students covering 131 boys and 159 girls. The collected data were treated using Mean, Standard Deviation, Pearson product moment correlation, t test, Analysis of variance and Scheffe test. The result of this study indicated that the students gave moderate level of weightage to English subject. Comparing to boys, girl students gave more weightage to study English subject. The government school students gave more weightage compared to the aided school students. Educational implications to the findings are also portrayed.
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Second Language Instruction, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Institutional Characteristics, Geographic Location, Student Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Secondary School Students, Questionnaires, Language Usage
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