Attitude In Language Learning

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There are several factors that play an important role in learning a language, one of which is attitude. Attitude is acknowledged as one of the most important factors that impacts on learning a language (Fakeye, 2010). Attitude is characterized by a large proportion of emotional involvement such as feelings, self, and relationships in the community (Brown, 2001). It is said that language teachers, researchers, and students should acknowledge that high motivation and positive attitude of students facilitate second language learning. Therefore, learners’ attitudes could be incorporated in language learning because it may influence their performance in acquiring the target language. Attitudes itself is divided into three factors, namely cognitive,…show more content…
English as restricted language is one type of ESP which is only used for specific contexts. Next type is English for academic and occupational purposes. Last type of ESP is English with specific topics. In conclusion, ESP learning is very important to be conducted in tertiary level. In Indonesia, all universities have included ESP as their compulsory subject. ESP in University belongs to English for academic and occupational purposes. English which is taught in university level is different from one major to another. In tertiary level, students are prepared to be familiar with the jobs which are related to their major. Thus, teaching and learning English in tertiary level, which is taught as ESP, focus more on how English will be used in the future job or real work context based on particular…show more content…
One of the most important factors that influence in learning language is attitude which belongs to internal factor (Fakeye, 2010). Attitude is characterized by a large proportion of emotional involvement such as feelings, self, and relationships in the community (Brown, 2001). In short, attitude is how people see and perceive the world. Attitude is also related to learners’ difficulties in learning a language. There is a relationship between attitudes and learners’ difficulties in learning a language (Rifai, 2009). She argues that if the attitudes of learners increase, the more various ways the language learners make to try to overcome the various difficulties they face. Thus, attitude is important to change the paradigm toward a language brings good or bad
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