Influence of prestudy on foreign language learning attitude

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Ismail Hakki Mirici
Cite this article:  Mirici, I. (2010). Influence of prestudy on foreign language learning attitude. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 38(2), 187-196.


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In this experimental study, based on qualitative and quantitative data collection from an experimental and a control group, the influence of 2 different ways of prestudy on foreign language learning attitude of the upper-intermediate level of English language learners was investigated. One prestudy program was based on specially designed familiarization handout-materials comprising topic-related reading activities, the other program entailed using a dictionary focusing on the words used in the target unit. Students who worked with the handout were significantly more motivated, active, and interactive than those who worked with a dictionary. In addition, teachers felt that students who did prestudy using handouts found the unit more meaningful and developed a better attitude towards learning a foreign language than did those who relied on a dictionary.

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Appreciation is due to anonymous reviewers.

Associate Professor Dr. Ismail Hakki Mirici, Akdeniz University, Faculty of Education, Campus - Antalya, Turkey. Phone: +90 532 3376385; Fax: +90 242 2261953; Email: [email protected]

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