Attitudes of Iraqi Students toward Learning English Language

Qusay Mahdi Mutar


Over learning foreign language process, learners may have different attitudes toward learning the targeted language. These attitudes could accelerate or weaken the acquisition process. Thus, this study conducted to identify whether students have positive or negative attitudes toward learning the English language as well as the study sought to identify if there is a significant difference among study sample in regard of their gender and college. To do this, a sample of (400) non-major English university students were chosen randomly from three different colleges, which are using English language as a medium of instruction. The study limited to the students at the University of Baghdad/ Al-Jadiriyah branch. SPSS software version (20) was used to analyze the collected data. The findings revealed that students showed positive attitudes toward learning English language. Furthermore, there is no significant difference among the study sample in term of gender and type of college.


Attitudes; Gender; Cognitive Component; Affective Component; Behavioral Component

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