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ERIC Number: EJ1104148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2324-805X
Perception of "English" and Motivation in Learning English
Sahin, Mehmet; Seçer, Sule Y. E.; Erisen, Yavuz
Journal of Education and Training Studies, v4 n9 p43-60 Sep 2016
This study aims to present high school students' perception of "English" through the impressions and images and the effect of these perceptions on their motivation in learning English. This qualitative study is based on the data about students' metaphors and the focus group interview to determine their effect on the students' motivation. The research group for metaphors consists of 128 high school students from four different grades. 79 metaphors were collected and grouped under 12 categories. In addition, two different focus group interviews are held with 7 students having negative and positive perspectives to determine the effect of these perceptions on students' motivation in learning English. According to the analysis of the data from focus group interviews, students mostly perceive "English" as a target language to learn rather than a foreign language, spoken by a definite society or belonging to a culture. The results of metaphor study also indicate that the students regarding "English" positively tend to have a higher participation and motivation in comparison to the students having negative perceptions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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