Attitudes of Turkish EFL Students towards Learning English

Burcu Senturk

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The study investigated the attitudes of Turkish undergraduate EFL students’ attitudes toward learning English. The study was carried out with 60 foreign students studying at Bartın University the School of Foreign Languages in the 2018-2019 academic year by conducting a questionnaire designed on a five-point Likert scale. The scales examined in the questionnaire were “integrativeness, attitudes to L2 community, cultural interest, attitudes to learning Turkish, criterion measures, ideal L2 self, ought-to L2 self, family influence, instrumentality (promotion and prevention), and fear of assimilation”. The data were analyzed by using SPSS program. The results revealed that undergraduate EFL students had positive attitudes towards learning a foreign language since they need it in their lives.

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