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Differences in Attitudes between Korean and Chinese University Students Learning Korean in Korea

한국 대학생들과 한국에서 한국어를 배우는 중국 대학생들의 태도 차이

  • Received : 2009.09.29
  • Accepted : 2010.02.17
  • Published : 2010.03.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether there are differences in three attitudes-attitudes toward English learning, attitudes toward American, and attitudes toward American culture between Korean and Chinese university students learning Korean in Korea. The subjects are 211 students, who are 101 Korean and 110 Chinese. Gardner(1985)'s AMTB questionnaire was administered to measure the learners' attitudes. And the collected data were analyzed by t-test to examine the differences between two groups. The results of this study showed that there were statistically very significant differences in attitudes toward English learning and there were significant differences in attitudes toward American between two groups. But there were no differences statistically in attitudes toward American culture between two groups. To make better learning environment for English learners, the differences in other affective variables between two groups need to be studied.

Keywords

Attitudes Toward English Learning;Affective Variables;Attitudes Toward American Culture;Attitudes Toward American

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