Attitudes of Education Faculty Students towards Compulsory English Courses: The Case of Ağrı Ibrahim Ceçen University

ELKILIÇ, Gencer and AKALIN, Adem and SALMAN, Mutlu (2010) Attitudes of Education Faculty Students towards Compulsory English Courses: The Case of Ağrı Ibrahim Ceçen University. In: 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 8-9 2010, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

Attitudes toward learning a language is thought to be one of the most important factors affecting the failure or success of the foreign language learners. In this respect, the aim of this study was to determine the attitudes of Education Faculty students at Đbrahim Çeçen University, Ağrı, Turkey, towards compulsory English courses. The subjects of this study were 249 Faculty of Education students from 5 different departments. In the study, the relationship between attitudes of the students towards such variables as demographic data related to the participants’ genders and departments was searched using a foreign language attitude scale prepared by Çakıcı (2007). For the data analysis, SPSS 17 program was used and for the assessment of the results independent Sample t-test and descriptive statistics were used. According to the result of the study, at the Education Faculty of Đbrahim Çeçen University 135 (54,2%) of the students had a negative attitude towards compulsory English courses, whereas 114 (45,8%) of them had positive attitude. The results of the study showed that there was a significant difference between the attitudes of male students and female ones t(247)=2,45, p<0,05. Female students had more positive attitudes (M =137,79) than male students (M = 132,40).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: students’ attitudes, compulsory English, Ağrı Đbrahim Çeçen University, gender, department
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2012 10:11
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 15:17
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/454

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