ATTITUDES OF JORDANIAN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TOWARD LEARNING ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN JORDAN
The research is applied to measure the attitudes of undergraduates from educational institutions (Private and public) towards English learning as a Global Foreign Language (EFL) and to explore variables that affect the attitudes of students regarding learning the English language. The study attempted to provide answers to the following questions:
- What will be the attitude of students in private and public universities regarding learning the English language?
- How much variance in the average mean of the Students attitude of private and public universities and private university students to study English within the categories of university? (Private or public)
The research sample size of 100 selected randomly from 3rd year students ofJordanian educational institutions. The students were divided into two sections, with 50 students in each group. The investigator used a 20-item sample to examine the student's attitudes towards studying the English language to complete the research. Besides, the researcher used semi-formal interviews to identify aspects of the English Language learning attitudes of learners. The findings of the research indicate that the average mean of the attitudes of students of public and private universities on learning English is positive; Although, the implications revealed that students of public universities demonstrate much more significant attitudes towards learning English relative with students in private universities. The results found that teaching methods, the learning setting and university conditions that are important for teaching conversations were the main reasons that influence the learner’s attitude on learning English language.