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ERIC Number: EJ1180605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2310-0869
An Attitudinal Study of English as a Foreign Language in Sukkur Sindh Pakistan
Soomro, Ashfaque Hussain; Bango, Zaheer Ahmed; Mahesar, Imran Khan
Journal of Education and Educational Development, v5 n1 p123-138 Jun 2018
Foreign language learning is a complex process and is influenced by various factors. The attitude of students towards language learning is a major decisive factor in this process; therefore, the current study was carried out to explore this phenomenon. The students of English Works Program Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan were the target population for the current study. The said program was initiated by a Karachi based organization which enrolled fifty students for a 240 hours certificate course in English language. The students already had some formal education ranging from Intermediate to Masters level and belonged to different age groups. The aim of this quantitative study was to investigate their language learning attitudes from three aspects: behavioral, cognitive and emotional. For data collection purposes, a questionnaire comprising 30 closed-ended items was adapted from Eshghinejad, (2016), Boonrangsri, Chuaymankhong, Rermyindee, & Vongchittpinyo, (2004) and Gardner (1985). This was followed by descriptive and inferential statistical analysis by using independent sample t-test (SPSS-22). The results show that the students have positive attitudes towards learning English as a foreign language.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan (Karachi)
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