Annales de l’université d’Alger
Volume 31, Numéro 4, Pages 437-453

Exploring Students’ Attitudes Towards Learning English As A Foreign Language: A Semi-structured Research Interviewing With Third Year Lmd Students At Saida University

Authors : Makhlouf Abdelkader . Driss Mohamed Amine .

Abstract

Abstract This study aimed at exploring the EFL university students’ attitudes towards learning English. To achieve the aim of the study, the researchers used a qualitative research based on a semi-structured interview questions. The sample used in the semi-structured interviews consisted of six male and female EFL students. The results of the questions in the semi-structured interview revealed that the interviewees believe on the following major attitudes as the most important concept in shaping the rate of language learning: 1They believe on the integrative and instrumental orientations as the most influential reasons for which they learn English.2 Educational factors (teachers/lessons/curriculum) influence the students’ attitudes to learn English in Saida university either negatively or positively.

Keywords

Attitudes; integrative orientation; instrumental orientation; motivation.