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ERIC Number: EJ817003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
An Exploratory Study of Undergraduate College Students' Perceptions and Attitudes toward Foreign Accented Faculty
Kavas, Aysel; Kavas, Alican
College Student Journal, v42 n3 p879-890 Sep 2008
The findings of an exploratory survey related to students' perceptions of factors, including accent and pronunciation, influencing their learning were presented. Data were collected from students through a self-administered questionnaire at one Southeastern University. A big majority (82.4%) of the respondents indicated that instructors' "knowledge of subject" is very important and extremely important in classroom learning. "Accent" and "pronunciation of the instructor", however, were rated by 42.9% and 48% of the respondents, respectively, as very important and extremely important. Furthermore, 29.7% of the respondents agreed with the statement "Foreign accent of a faculty does not affect my ability to learn". The limitations of this exploratory research and strategies for faculty and students were discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A