Tionghoa Students’ Language Attitudes Toward The English Language Learning

Authors

  • Anna Stasya Prima Sari Universitas Katolik Santo Thomas

Keywords:

language attitudes, the English language learning, Tionghoa students

Abstract

This research is primarily intended to find out the language attitude which is mostly hold by the Tionghoa students of Psychology Faculty of Prima Indonesia University toward the English language learning. In conducting this research, the writer applied descriptive research design in order to describe systematically the facts of area of interest factually and accurately. The respondents of this study are the third semester Tionghoa students of Psychology Faculty of Prima Indonesia University in the Academic Year of 2014/2015 who take the evening class. There are 32 Tionghoa students as the respondents of the study. The writer used a Likert scale to measure their attitudes toward the English language learning. Based on the data analysis, the writer found that 23 respondents have positive attitudes toward the English language learning and 9 (nine) respondents have very positive attitudes toward the English language learning. It is concluded that all of the third semester Tionghoa students of Psychology Faculty of Prima Indonesia University in the Academic Year of 2014/2015 who take the evening class hold a positive/an integrative language attitude toward the English language learning. From the analysis, it is advisable to the EFL teachers, learners of the English language, and curriculum designers to be aware that attitude concept is an essential component in language learning. Everyone should build up positive attitude toward the English language in order to get more positive result in the English language learning.

Published

2016-08-01