ATTITUDES OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TOWARDS SPEAKING AND LEARNING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Authors

  • Jyca Lastima Muertegui National High School
  • Adelfa Ando
  • Renilo Depaz
  • Gian Laurence Serdoncillo

Keywords:

Attitudes, English Language, High School Students, Learning, Speaking

Abstract

The students must exhibit positive learning and speaking attitudes in order to maintain quality and successful English language intuition. The study aims to determine the students attitudes towards speaking and learning the English language. The study utilized a descriptive-correlational method as a research design. There were 266 high school students enrolled in public secondary high school selected through a stratified and systematic sampling techniques. The study utilized an adopted survey questionnaire from Canceran and Temporal (2020) and Al Noursi (2013). Findings revealed that in terms of students speaking attitudes, students realized speaking in English is important for their future job and they were neutrally like to mimic other people’s accent. Additionally, in terms of students learning attitudes, student’s realized learning English was important and learning English is not a waste of time. Thus, the study revealed that high school students have a positive attitudes toward speaking and learning the English language. Furthermore, the study revealed that there is no significant relationship and negligible correlation between the attitudes of high school students towards speaking and learning the English language. This indicated that the speaking and learning attitudes of the high school students had no relevance towards the English language. The study suggests that students may practice speaking and learning more with friends and teachers to gain more confident and good learning attitudes towards the English language to improve their language acquisition to incorporate more meaningful learning experiences that would challenge their knowledge and maximize the opportunity for real language exposure. 

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Published

2024-06-01