Accession Number:

AD0685413

Title:

STUDENT ATTITUDES AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

The report discusses the relation between the attitudes of students toward foreign language study and their subsequent course achievement. Data on students attitudes and motivation were collected from about 300 foreign language students at eight military, university, and commercial schools near the beginning and again near the end of their courses. Most students had favorable attitudes toward their courses when they began their attitudes tended to become less favorable as the courses progressed. Students who showed more interest in foreign languages and in other cultures performed better in foreign language training. The greatest satisfaction derived from foreign language study was the status or glamor attached to it.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE