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Students’ Attitude towards English Language Learning and their Academic Achievement among First Year Engineering Graduates: A Case Study

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  • Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute, Maduravoyal, Chennai – 600095, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract


The current research paper focuses on the attitude of the first year engineering students towards English Language in order to implement some innovative technique in teaching English language. It is an exploration in investigating the fresher's of first year B.Tech students' attitude towards English Language Learning and their association with their academic achievement. To meet the objectives of the study the primary data was collected from the first year B.Tech students. As samples for the case study, the researcher contacted one section of first year B.Tech of about 40 students from Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research institute, University, Maduravoyal, Chennai. The students of 30 girls and 10 boys were taken into consideration. A closed ended Attitude questionnaire, developed by Samar Rukh - 2014 is used for the present study. The inventory consists of 10 statements. The findings suggest that girls and boys from English medium, private-aided school, exclusively girls school students have more Positive Attitude towards English Language learning and their association with their academic achievement than the regional medium students.

Keywords

Academic Achievement, Attitude Questionnaire, Case Study, Exploration, Positive Attitude.

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