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ERIC Number: EJ872280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Attitudes of Jordanian College Students towards Learning English as a Foreign Language
Abu-Melhim, Abdel-Rahman
College Student Journal, v43 n2 p682-694 Jun 2009
Over the past several decades, there has been a growing interest in learning the English language in colleges and universities throughout Jordan. However, the real reasons for college students choosing English as a major do not seem to be clear. The researcher felt the need to investigate such reasons as well as describe the attitudes that students have towards learning English and how these attitudes might impact the outcomes of the learning process. The purpose of this paper is to determine what attitudes college students at Irbid University college in Jordan have towards learning English as a foreign language. The 45 female students involved in this project were from Irbid University College. The students were asked to explain why they wished to become English teachers. Notes were taken during these interviews and the responses were recorded. A student survey was designed and distributed to all 45 female students at the college and detailed instructions were given. The students' reasons for studying English revealed a wide array of attitudes and motivations. Surprisingly, almost half of the students exhibited negative attitudes towards learning English and entering the teaching profession. Other students demonstrated more positive attitudes. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan