AN ATTITUDE OF STUDENTS TOWARD LEARNING ENGLISH LANGUAGE GRAMMAR AND USAGE: PERCEPTION AND SCALE DEVELOPMENT
Keywords:Attitude, Students, English syntax, Use of grammar
The study examined students’ attitudes toward using the English language as a medium and as an official language in Nigerian Universities. The study employed descriptive analysis. Fifty questionnaires were served, and 31 was returned, indicating their attitude towards using and learning English Grammar as a language and official communication medium. The findings suggest that most of the investigated students have been trained using some syntax constructions since childhood without considering grammatical rules or structures. Thus, it was used only in the universities environment, the less grammar. In addition, the result also shows that the students of Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State, have positive attitudes toward learning English grammar. The findings further demonstrated the percentage of Nigerian students who use English grammar in their day-to-day interactions as advantageous despite not being considerate enough. The study recommends future research involves many participants as possible of different ages and universities from other regions in the country.
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