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Extramural English: A study of Swedish upper secondary school students’ contacts with English outside of school and their attitudes towards English in relation to their English proficiency
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Engelska utanför skolan : En studie av svenska gymnasielevers möten med engelska utanför skolan och deras attityder till engelska i jämförelse med deras engelska språkfärdighet (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper was to look at a group of Swedish upper secondary school students’ extramural English activities in comparison to their final grades and their grades on the National Test in English level 5. The aim was also to see what role motivation could potentially play. The method was of a mixed nature with both questionnaires and interviews. The results show tendencies, in accordance with previous research, that there is a correlation between the students’ grades and their extramural English activities. The results also show that attitudes towards English are in correlation with both extramural English and the students’ grades. 

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka en grupp svenska gymnasieelevers kontakt med engelska utanför skolan i relation till deras slutbetyg och deras betyg från nationella proven från engelska nivå 5. Syftet var också att undersöka elevernas attityder till och motivation för det engelska språket. Både en kvantitativ metod i form av ett frågeformulär och en kvalitativ metod i form av intervjuer användes. Resultaten visar, i linje med tidigare forskning, att det finns ett samband mellan studenternas betyg och kontakt med engelska utanför skolan. Resultaten visar också att attityder till det engelska språket har ett samband både med studenternas kontakt med engelska utanför skolan och deras betyg. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
upper secondary school, extramural English, English outside the classroom, attitudes towards English
Keyword [sv]
gymnasiet, skolämnet engelska, engelska utanför skolan, attityder mot det engelska språket
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-32608OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-32608DiVA: diva2:726227
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English
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Available from: 2014-06-19 Created: 2014-06-17 Last updated: 2014-06-19Bibliographically approved

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