Iranian Language Learners’ Attitudes towards Teaching/Learning English: The Role of University Major, Gender, and Age

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Kosar University of Bojnord, Bojnord, Iran

2 Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Urmia University, Urmia165, Iran

Abstract

Attitudes towards learning teaching a subject play a major role in determining individuals' success or failure in any educational programme. This paper delves into the attitudes of university and non-university students towards teaching/ learning English in Iran. To this end, thirteen MA and forty-three BA students majoring in English, twenty-nine non-university students attending language institutes, and twenty-nine university students majoring in a field other than English were recruited to participate in the study. they were both male and female and were requested to complete a-five point Likert-scale attitudes towards teaching/ learning English questionnaire. The analysis of elicited data indicated that overall students had positive attitudes towards teaching/ learning English. t-test analyses revealed no significant difference neither between males and females nor among different age groups and nor between non-English majors and other groups in terms of their attitudes towards teaching/ learning English. The paper concludes that paying attention to students’ attitudes towards the subject being taught/learnt is of utmost importance. It also highlights the usefulness of such research for every teaching/learning context. The results can be used in a wide range of contexts from the very stage of designing to the final evaluation stage of programme design and implementation. Further findings and implications are discussed in the paper.

Keywords


Article Title [Persian]

نگرش زبان آموزان زبان انگلیسی نسبت به آموزش / یادگیری زبان انگلیسی: نقش رشته دانشگاهی، جنسیت و سن

Authors [Persian]

  • زینب ابوالفضلی 1
  • کریم صادقی 2
Abstract [Persian]

نگرش نسبت به یادگیری / تدریس موضوع، نقش مهمی در تعیین موفقیت یا شکست افراد در هر برنامه آموزشی دارد. این مقاله به نگرش دانشجویان دانشگاهی و غیر دانشگاهی نسبت به آموزش زبان انگلیسی در ایران می پردازد. برای این منظور، 13 دانشجوی کارشناسی ارشد و 42 دانشجوی کارشناسی ارشد در زبان انگلیسی، 29 دانشجوی غیر دانشگاهی در مؤسسات زبان و 29 دانشجوی دانشگاهی در مقطع کارشناسی در رشته ای غیر از زبان انگلیسی، در این مطالعه شرکت داشتند. آنها از هر دو جنسیت مرد و زن بودند و از آنها خواسته شد که در پرسشنامه ای با مقیاس پنجگانه لیکرت نگرش خود را نسبت به تدریس / یادگیری زبان انگلیسی مشخص نمایند. تجزیه و تحلیل داده ها بیانگر آن است که کلیه دانشجویان نگرش مثبتی نسبت به تدریس / یادگیری زبان انگلیسی داشتند. تحلیل آزمون تی نشان داد هیچ تفاوت معنا داری بین مردان و زنان و بین گروه های سنی مختلف و بین گروه های غیر انگلیسی و گروه های دیگر در نگرش آنها نسبت به آموزش و یادگیری زبان انگلیسی وجود ندارد. در نتیجه توجه به نگرش دانشجویان نسبت به موضوع تدریس / یادگیری اهمیت زیادی دارد. این مهم همچنین حاکی از فواید چنین تحقیقاتی در هر زمینه آموزش و یادگیری می باشد . نتایج تحقیق حاضر را می توان در طیف گسترده ای از زمینه ها از مرحله ابتدایی طراحی تا مرحله نهایی ارزیابی طراحی و پیاده سازی برنامه ها استفاده کرد. دیگر یافته های و پیامدهای آن در مقاله مورد بحث قرار گرفته است.

Keywords [Persian]

  • سن
  • نگرش نسبت به آموزش/ یادگیری زبان انگلیسی
  • جنسیت
  • زبان آموزان زبان انگلیسی ایرانی
  • رشته دانشگاهی
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