Chilean 12th graders’ Attitudes towards English as a Foreign Language

This article aims to provide the results of a research focusing on 12th graders’ attitudes towards English as a Foreign Language in two secondary schools in Puerto Montt, Chile. Attitude towards a language has been considered as an important factor that influences the process of learning a foreign l...

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Autores Principales: Gómez Burgos, Eric, Pérez Pérez, Sandra
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Publicado: Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas 2015
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spelling ir-11349-180772019-09-19T21:23:33Z Chilean 12th graders’ Attitudes towards English as a Foreign Language Gómez Burgos, Eric Pérez Pérez, Sandra Attitudes EFL learning attitudes Chile This article aims to provide the results of a research focusing on 12th graders’ attitudes towards English as a Foreign Language in two secondary schools in Puerto Montt, Chile. Attitude towards a language has been considered as an important factor that influences the process of learning a foreign language (Shams, 2008); for this reason, it is fundamental to identify students’ attitudes since positive attitudes towards English allow the students to have favourable orientation towards learning it (Karahan, 2007). Under this premise, this study corresponds to a case study that includes a quantitative method of data analysis. A survey of five dimensions was conducted amongst 154 students in order to measure their attitudes towards the target language. The results show that their attitudes towards English as a foreign language are favourable; however, the dimensions related to learning English, and English as a subject at school obtained unfavourable attitudes.  2015-10-23 2019-09-19T21:23:33Z 2019-09-19T21:23:33Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/3958 10.14483/udistrital.jour.calj.2015.2.a10 http://hdl.handle.net/11349/18077 eng https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/3958/10686 https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/3958/11055 Copyright (c) 2015 Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal application/pdf text/html Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas Colombian appl. linguist. J.; Vol 17, No 2 (2015) July-December; 313-324 Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal; Vol 17, No 2 (2015) July-December; 313-324 2248-7085 0123-4641
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learning attitudes
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Gómez Burgos, Eric
Pérez Pérez, Sandra
Chilean 12th graders’ Attitudes towards English as a Foreign Language
description This article aims to provide the results of a research focusing on 12th graders’ attitudes towards English as a Foreign Language in two secondary schools in Puerto Montt, Chile. Attitude towards a language has been considered as an important factor that influences the process of learning a foreign language (Shams, 2008); for this reason, it is fundamental to identify students’ attitudes since positive attitudes towards English allow the students to have favourable orientation towards learning it (Karahan, 2007). Under this premise, this study corresponds to a case study that includes a quantitative method of data analysis. A survey of five dimensions was conducted amongst 154 students in order to measure their attitudes towards the target language. The results show that their attitudes towards English as a foreign language are favourable; however, the dimensions related to learning English, and English as a subject at school obtained unfavourable attitudes. 
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author Gómez Burgos, Eric
Pérez Pérez, Sandra
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Pérez Pérez, Sandra
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title Chilean 12th graders’ Attitudes towards English as a Foreign Language
title_short Chilean 12th graders’ Attitudes towards English as a Foreign Language
title_full Chilean 12th graders’ Attitudes towards English as a Foreign Language
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