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ERIC Number: EJ1247094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1718-2298
Attitude of Grade 12 SHS Academic Tracks Students towards Speaking in English
Canceran, Donita-Jane B.; Malenab-Temporal, Conchita
Journal of English as an International Language, v13 n2.2 p219-231 Dec 2018
The matter of learner's attitude is acknowledged as one of the most important factors that impact on learning language. Hence, this study aimed to determine the attitude of students toward speaking in English as it employed descriptive-correlational method to describe their profile and their attitude. It also ascertained the relationship between the students' attitude towards speaking in English and their profile variables and the difference of their attitude when grouped by strand and by sex. The data were collected from Grade 12 Senior High School Academic Track students with the use of the English Speaking Attitude Questionnaire (ESAQ). Results show that both HumSS and ABM strand students have positive attitude towards speaking in English and that speaking in English is important to them in general. Interestingly, however, these students admitted that they do not speak English well, are worried about making mistakes when they speak English and are afraid of being laughed at when they make mistakes in speaking. The students also believe that they need to learn speaking in English because they might need it in their future job and that practicing it will make them better speakers of English. The study found no significant difference in the attitude of the students towards speaking in English when grouped according to strand and sex. The implication of these results redounds to the emphasis on the importance of classroom motivation to improve students' attitude towards speaking in English.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 12
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines
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