EFL Students' Attitudes and Perception towards English Language Learning and Their English Language Proficiency: A Study from Assa'adah Islamic Boarding School, Indonesia

Falita G. Jaliyya, Faizah Idrus
2017 Journal of Education and Learning (EduLearn)  
The English language has been given the status of Foreign Language (FL) in Indonesia, unlike the language being a second language in its neighbouring countries. However, the language has becoming quite popular and dominant in certain parts of Indonesian schools, especially private schools and colleges. Thus, this investigation sought to examine the attitudes and perceptions of selected Indonesian English language learners. It also aspired to find out how these attitudes and perceptions towards
more » ... erceptions towards the English language affect their proficiency. A qualitative research design employing the in-depth semi-structured interview was carried out with 12 students at the As'saadah Islamic Boarding School in Banten, West Java. Thematic analyses were also performed to analyse the data. The findings point to the direction of students' motivation in learning English as a foreign language. Students were found to have positive attitudes and were motivated to learn the language although learning the language might not stem from their own willingness to.
doi:10.11591/edulearn.v11i1.4621 fatcat:3psll4aq45cppfgkggmqojiggy