Influence of prestudy on foreign language learning attitude

Ismail Hakki Mirici1
1Akdeniz University, Turkey
Cite this article:  Mirici, I. (2010). Influence of prestudy on foreign language learning attitude. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 38, 187-196.

Volume 38 Issue 2 | e1977 | Published: March 2010 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2010.38.2.187

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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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