Tag Archives: Learners‟ attitudes

Communicative Competence in English as a Foreign Language: Its Meaning and the Pedagogical Applications for Its Development (Published)

This study aims to describe the educational situation of English for Specific Purposes within the Preparatory Institute for Engineering Studies of Monastir, Tunisia. In order to explore the attitudes of learners in this institution, a questionnaire was adopted. Scrutiny of the results shows that an overwhelming majority of these students are motivated to study English but there are some constraints related to time-table and the use of information and communication technology. Ultimately, this study aims to improve the educational situation of English for Specific Purposes in the Tunisian higher education.

Keywords: English for Specific purposes, Information and Communication Technology, Learners‟ attitudes, Motivation

Students’ Perceptions of Esp Courses: The Case Of The Preparatory Institute For Engineering Studies Of Monastir, Tunisia (Published)

This study aims to describe the educational situation of English for Specific Purposes within the Preparatory Institute for Engineering Studies of Monastir, Tunisia. In order to explore the attitudes of learners in this institution, a questionnaire was adopted. Scrutiny of the results shows that an overwhelming majority of these students are motivated to study English but there are some constraints related to time-table and the use of information and communication technology. Ultimately, this study aims to improve the educational situation of English for Specific Purposes in the Tunisian higher education.

Keywords: English for Specific purposes, Information and Communication Technology, Learners‟ attitudes, Motivation

The Impact of Using Computers on Enhancing EFL Writing Quality: A Case Study of Muheydeen Wahbe Secondary School for Girls – Sudan (Published)

This study investigated the impact of using computers on enhancing EFL writing and learners’ attitudes towards using computers to compose in EFL classrooms. A set of  writing tests (two pen-paper based compositions and tow computer-based ones) were administered to thirty pupils from Muheydeen Wahbe Secondary School for Girls to investigate the impact of using computers on enhancing EFL writing quality. The participants also responded to a questionnaire that investigated the use of computers in EFL writing classrooms. The data of the study were analyzed using SPSS. The findings have shown that the participants made use of the facilities provided by the computer; their computer-based writings were significantly better compared to their pen-paper ones in all the aspects of writing such as organization, language use, mechanics and length, except the content. The results have also revealed that the students were highly motivated when computers were used. Given the positive results of the study, it has been recommended that the use of computers in EFL writing classes should be encouraged and that English language teachers should be trained on using computers and technology in EFL classrooms, particularly, in writing classes.

Keywords: EFL writing, Learners‟ attitudes, Word Processor, communication, writing quality

Students’ Perceptions of ESP Courses: The Case of the Preparatory Institute for Engineering Studies of Monastir Tunisia (Published)

This study aims to describe the educational situation of English for Specific Purposes within the Preparatory Institute for Engineering Studies of Monastir, Tunisia. In order to explore the attitudes of learners in this institution, a questionnaire was used. Scrutiny of the results shows that an overwhelming majority of these students are motivated to study English but there are some constraints related to time-table and teaching aids. Ultimately, this study aims to improve the educational situation of English for Specific Purposes in Tunisian higher education.

Keywords: Audiovisuals., EFL, ESL, English for Specific purposes, Learners‟ attitudes, Motivation