Learner's English Language Attitude in Madura: Raising Awareness of the Notion of Global English
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- Language Learner; Language Learning; Languge Attitude; Perception; and Awareness.
A central issue of this paper is to study the attitude of learners toward English language. It also highlights the teachers' approach and methodology in teaching English and points out that it is necessary to raise learner's awareness toward English languge. This paper tries to find why so many learners do not like to study English by comparing the attitudes of the learners who like English and those who do not and by reviewing their comments in the questionnaire. This paper also studies the sociolinguistics factors responsible for their attitude toward English language. A Likert scale questionnaire was administered to collect data from 112 the first year high school students in Bangkalan, Madura. Results showed that students do not like to learn English because they tought English is difficult to be mastered and they learn English just as an obligation to academic purposes. Furthermore, it is necessary to ease students' mind from making mistakes by raising their awareness that English is widely used by non-native speakers in Asia, Europe or Africa and native English is not the only variety that is spoken in the world.
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TY - CONF AU - Maulana Yusuf Aditya PY - 2016/11 DA - 2016/11 TI - Learner's English Language Attitude in Madura: Raising Awareness of the Notion of Global English BT - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 113 EP - 115 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.24 DO - 10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.24 ID - Aditya2016/11 ER -