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Nuostatos įtaka autonominėms užsienio kalbos studijoms
The Influence of Attitude on Autonomous Foreign Language Studies

Author(s): Alvyda Liuolienė, Regina Metiūnienė
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Keywords: attitude towards learning a foreign language; autonomous studies; levels of the regulation of attitude.

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the results of some researches on formation of positive attitude as the basis for the individual enriching of the language. The pedagogical process should cover 5 levels in order to assure the regulation of attitudes formation: 1) cognitive; 2) affecting; 3) connotative; 4) regulating; 5) ascertaining. The results of the experiment are presented in a table what gives the possibility to evaluate the present-day attitudes towards the studies of foreign languages and pedagogical-psychological mechanisms of their formation. Students present the positive attitude towards foreign language studies. They would like to expand their vocabulary and mark that more than 40 % of studies should be devoted to lexis. Having conducted an experiment, it could be stated that 40 % of respondents from the experiment group developed a more positive attitude towards learning a foreign language and defined that they feel pleasure in learning it while at the beginning of the experiment only 8 % of students defined this variable.

  • Issue Year: 15/2007
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 108-114
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Lithuanian