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English Language Learning: Student's Perception on Their Own Language Learning
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This is a qualitative study, which aims at looking closer into how eight students look upon their own English perceiving skills. A qualitative interview method was used to interview eight students in upper secondary school. The participants were four girls and four boys. The result from the interviews have been presented under three different headings, which are as follows: Motivation, Classroom and Acquisition. A lot of studies have been done on the subject of language learning and it has resulted in many theories, and the ones that seemed relevant for this study have been brought up and connected to the answers the students gave. Most of the students felt motivated to learn English and the main reason was their future job plans. In the classroom, the participants thought that the teacher's behaviour and attitude towards the English subject was the most important factor to motivate them. The interview results showed that the student's thought that the best way to learn English was through media, foremost by speaking and writing with their friends on the computer. Those answers can be connected to something that the Russian psychologist Lev S. Vygotskij presents with the socio-cultural theory, were he promotes the idea that the best way to learn a new language is to interact with other people.

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2013. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Self perception, Learning English, Motiavtion, Interview, Acquisition
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Specific Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-14371Archive number: EN1:2/2013OAI: diva2:626176
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Education – upper secondary school
Available from: 2013-07-11 Created: 2013-06-07 Last updated: 2013-07-11Bibliographically approved

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