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” Why is it important to learn English?”: A study of attitudes and motivation towards English and English language learning in Swedish upper secondary school
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The study of motivation in language learning and language teaching has a long history. The present study investigates what attitudes students in upper secondary school have towards the English language and what motivates them to learn it. The study is based on a questionnaire regarding motivation and sixty students have participated. The study shows that the students have acknowledged the status of the English language in the world and its function as an international language as well as its function as a tool for communicative purposes. A conclusion is that they have positive attitudes in general towards the English language as well as learning English. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Motivation, attitudes and motivational factors, learning English as a second language.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23699OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-23699DiVA: diva2:1078032
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English language education
Educational program
Upper Secondary Teacher Education Programme
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Available from: 2017-03-03 Created: 2017-03-02 Last updated: 2017-03-03Bibliographically approved

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