Cultural Attitudes and Beliefs

Research suggests that language learners develop a more positive attitude toward the target language and/or the speakers of that language.

Helpful Resources on the topic of attitudes and foreign language learning:

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'Attitude change and foreign language culture learning in Language Teaching' Read the full paper

D.E. Ingram refers to Morgan’s article as “one of the most comprehensive reviews of the relations between foreign language learning and attitude change” (p.3 of Ingram’s paper). Morgan reviews articles from as early as 1932 and makes conclusions regarding the fact that a number of factors were important if positive attitude changes occurred. Morgan’s piece and Ingram’s piece might be helpful if you would like to look at features in language learning experiences that may be correlated with attitudinal change.

Attitude change and foreign language culture learning’ in Language Teaching, 26 (2), pp. 63-75.

Morgan, C. (1993)