University students' conceptions and language learning. (c2007)

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dc.contributor.author Hamade, Susan
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-14T09:16:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-14T09:16:51Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-03-14
dc.date.submitted 5/24/2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/272
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 69-81). en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a study that investigates university students' beliefs and perceptions about language learning. Specifically, it looks at student conceptions, motivation, and views on language leaming and its instructional means. The construct of beliefs encompasses aspects such as emotion, mood, perceptions and the like. Results of the study and data analyses are based on three means of research that include questionnaires where a total of 152 were given out to seven sections of an English I class at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, nonparticipant class observation, and interviews with instructors to learn about students' beliefs and views. The findings suggest that student motivation positively correlates with perceptions regarding language learning and that variation in teaching methods as well as the student teacher talk ratio playa significant role in ge3ling student conceptions. Results allow pertinent promotion of the English program along with language awareness strategies to be effective tools in changing students' perceptions from indecisiveness to the more positive and motivated side of the pendulum. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject English language -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Foreign speakers en_US
dc.subject Motivation in education en_US
dc.subject Second language acquisition en_US
dc.title University students' conceptions and language learning. (c2007) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200102726 en_US
dc.author.commembers Layla Harrnoush
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: 151 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Rima Bahous
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2007.3 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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