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Title: THE ATTITUDES OF ELEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS TOWARDS THE LEARNING OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Authors: Medhanie, Habteghiorghis
Advisors: Dr. Tilahun Gamta
Keywords: ATTITUDES OF ELEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS
Copyright: Jun-1986
Date Added: 27-Nov-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: The purpose of this study 1s to investigate the current attitudes of 11th grade students towards the learning of English as a foreign language~ in five selected government secondary schools in Addis Ababa enrolled 1n the academic year 1985-86. To achieve this aim, one school was randomly chosen from each of the'five zones by wh1ch all the secondary schools in Addis Ababa are classtfied. Out of the total ·tl924 students in the five schools, 353 (7%) students were randomly selected 'and taken as a sample for the study. In order to gather data, a questtonnef re was carefully designed. A preliminary version of the questionna1re was first admin1ste~ed on 30 grade 11 students and then the actual questionnaire. All the 353 students responded to the questionnaires. The data were statistically analyzed. A z -test was made at a significance level of Cl.. =< 0.5. The mean, pooled mean, standard deviation~ and co~fficientof variance were also calculated. The analyses of the results show that. all io a115 the 11th grade students' attitudes towards the learning of English as a for~ign language is positive. Their attitudes towards their English teachers and the English textbook are also positive. However $ a considerable number of the students' report that they are not satisfied with their English teachers and their English textbook. On the basis of the findingsi it is concluded: that 11th grade students' attitudes towards tht learning of English as a foreign language 1s positive; that Engl1shshould continue as a medium of instruction in the high school; and the popular feeling that the standard of English is deteriorating ,in the high school should not be attributed to attitudinal problems.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4007
Appears in:Thesis - Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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