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ERIC Number: EJ1107906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
Creating Positive Attitudes towards English as a Foreign Language
Elyildirim, Selma; Ashton, Sally
English Teaching Forum, v44 n4 p2-11, 21 2006
The author reviews research on the connections between attitudes and language learning, and between attitudes and motivation. The article suggests that language learners' motivation and attitudes can influence learning outcomes, and that effective teaching can change negative attitudes. It describes a classroom action research project that was carried out among 95 students in Turkey to examine attitudes and motivation for English learning. Results and possible factors are discussed with regard to the students' attitudes and motivation.
US Department of State. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs, SA-5, 2200 C Street NW 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A