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The Attitudes and Perceptions of Non-Native English Speaking Adults toward Explicit Grammar Instruction

V I Ikpia

Abstract




The purpose of this study is to investigate the attitudes and perceptions of non-native English speaking adults toward explicit grammar instruction (EGI). The factors influencing those attitudes and perceptions are also explored. The data collected in this study indicate that adult English as a second language (ESL) students have positive attitudes and perceptions toward EGI. The participants are motivated by the desire to excel in their academic careers, obtain good jobs, and interact well with those who speak English. They are also aware of the social values of correct grammar.

Humanities Review Journal Vol. 5 2005: pp. 1-13



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/hrj.v5i1.5957
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