AN INVESTIGATION ON JORDANIAN LEARNERS ATTITUDES TOWARD ENGLISH AS GLOBAL LANGUAGE: FROM THE GLOBALIZATION PERSPECTIVE

Authors

  • Amer Mohammaed Ayasreh, Ali Suleiman Awwad, Nada AL-Sabti, Mozaffar Mansoor, Sabri Hammad, Mohammed Humiedan.

Abstract

English is acknowledged as the global language of today and it pervades all aspects of everyday life.  The study aims to investigate the effect of globalization and the new role of English on the Jordanian EFL University students’ attitude. Mixed method design was employed for the collection of data for this research. The instruments used are a set of questionnaire and semi-structured interview. The research samples for the study are students and lecturers from Al-Yarmouk University in Jordan.  A total of 295 students majoring in English were asked to respond to the questionnaire. For the semi structured interview, 12 students and 4 English lecturers were chosen to participate. The questionnaire was analyzed quantitatively using SPSS while content analysis was used for the semi-structured interview.   Findings of the study showed that students have positive attitudes toward learning English as a global language. Two of the prominent factors of globalization that affect students’ attitudes are migration together with social media and entertainment. Globalization affects the students’ attitudes towards learning English as a global language. The study indicates that there is a need to identify the students’ attitudes. The implication of the study would be for the lecturers to plan suitable activities for English as a global language and for the policy makers to revise the curriculum to suit the new role of English as a global language in Jordan.  

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Published

2020-12-01

How to Cite

Amer Mohammaed Ayasreh, Ali Suleiman Awwad, Nada AL-Sabti, Mozaffar Mansoor, Sabri Hammad, Mohammed Humiedan. (2020). AN INVESTIGATION ON JORDANIAN LEARNERS ATTITUDES TOWARD ENGLISH AS GLOBAL LANGUAGE: FROM THE GLOBALIZATION PERSPECTIVE. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(6), 3077-3099. Retrieved from http://mail.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/1252