Attitudes of rural upper secondary school students towards learning English as a second language (ESL) in Sarawak / Noraine Jamil

Jamil, Noraine (2015) Attitudes of rural upper secondary school students towards learning English as a second language (ESL) in Sarawak / Noraine Jamil. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Sarawak.

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In particular, the study was designed to investigate and explore rural upper secondary students' attitudes towards learning English as a second language with regards to the contents of the attitude, context and individual variable in Sarawak. In addition, the study also sought to explore the relative significance of the language attitudes thus identified. Mixed- method was chosen with the implementation of cross-sectional survey and semi structured interviews. Cluster sampling set out with a total of 70 Form 4 students from 3 selected rural secondary schools in Sarawak. Data obtained was analysed by using SPSS software while the interviews were transcribed to refine the findings. The findings from this study indicated that the students have an excellent knowledge on the importance of English language even though they agreed that their mother tongue/ first language interfere when they speak English. In addition, study also discovered the relative significance of the language attitudes thus identified as the result indicated that the irregular use of English also related to the uncertainty of the thoughts about learning English as a second language.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Jamil, Noraine
2011109103
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Demography. Population. Vital events
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > School life. Student manners and customs. Students
P Language and Literature > PE English language > Test of English as a Foreign Language. TESL
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak > Kota Samarahan II Campus
Programme: Master of Education (TESL)
Item ID: 36671
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attitude, Rural, Upper secondary students, ESL
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/36671

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