Language Learning Beliefs of Second Language Learners at Graduate Level in Pakistan

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Abstract

The current research aimed at examining the beliefs of Pakistani graduate students towards English language learning and assessing the stability of their beliefs after six weeks. In the process of language learning beliefs play a pivotal role. Students beliefs about second language acquisition need to be studied so that appropriate approach can be adopted. To collect data, sixty graduate students were selected by purposive sampling. BALLI (Beliefs about Language Learning Inventory, Horwitz, 1987) tool was adopted and administered twice to collect the data. The results showed that the learners are motivated and keen to acquire English language. The respondents were apprised of the significance of foreign language acquisition and highlighted the importance of pronouncing the words correctly, meanings of new words, and the benefits of drills. The results also depicted that there is stability in most of students beliefs after six weeks.

Authors

1-Qurratulain Ershad
Lecturer, Department of Education, Kinnaird College for women, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

2-Maria Shiraz
Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Kinnaird College for women, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

3-Shahzada Qaisar
Associate Professor, Division of Education, University of Education, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

Keywords

English Language Learning, Stability, Balli

DOI Number

10.31703/glr.2020(V-I).12


Page Nos

104-112

Volume & Issue

V - I

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Published: Mar 2020

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