ATTITUDE TOWARDS ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE AMONG LIBYAN SCHOOLCHILDREN IN MALAYSIA
Keywords:children’s attitude, English language, English learning
This study aims at exploring Libyan school children’s attitude towards English language as a foreign language. English is a relatively new language to many schoolchildren in Libya, as it was banned before, one of the best ways to understand the poor performance in English is by understanding their attitude towards the language itself. This is because attitude is a major affective factor in determining whether learners are capable of learning a language. This study therefore aims to investigate the attitude of Libyan school children regarding learning English so that measures can be taken to rectify any problems associated with negative attitudes and to prevent them from persisting. This study employed a quantitative approach using questionnaire survey distributed to 236 student of Libyan schools in Malaysia. The population of study is 550 respondents divided into 5 Libyan schools. The findings of study reveals that there is an efforts of Libyan school children regarding learning English. This study recommend to expand the social cognitive learning theory (SCLT) theory in their examination of the additional factors that have the potential of influencing adoption intention to learning English.
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