A Study on Change in the Attitude of Students towards English Language Learning

C. Vijaya Bhaskar, S. Soundiraraj


The purpose of this paper is to find out whether there is any change in the attitude of students towards English Language Learning (ELL) when they come for college education after completing the school education. The transformation in the attitude of students from school to college was examined in terms of marks, interest towards English language, self- motivation to learn the language, participation in the class, understanding the importance of English in securing a job and learner-centred language teaching methods that ensure more freedom to the learners. About 52 first year Mechanical Engineering students from Tamil medium stream took part in this research. To examine their shift in attitude towards ELL, an attitude questionnaire was administered and a semi-structured interview was conducted. The findings of the study indicated that there was a significant shift in their attitude towards ELL at their college level.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/elt.v6n5p111

English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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