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Reading Attitudes in English 5: Swedish Pupils' Attitudes towards Reading in English
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this essay is to investigate Swedish upper secondary pupils’ attitudes towards reading in English. 190 pupils from three different schools in southern Sweden have answered a questionnaire in order to find out about what they think about reading in English and where they think the importance lies. The results show that a majority of the pupils find reading instructive, and generally a positive attitude is shown. When it comes to the importance, many pupil regard reading as a tool for them to develop their language, since the reading gives them new vocabulary, and an understanding for grammar and sentence structure.  The results also show minor differences between girls and boys, and between the pupils who study a vocational programme and those studying an academic programme. 

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2016. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
Reading Attitudes, upper secondary school, questionnaire, approaches to literature
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Specific Languages General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-52092OAI: diva2:919858
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Available from: 2016-04-15 Created: 2016-04-15 Last updated: 2016-04-15Bibliographically approved

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