Attitude Towards English and Filipino As Correlates of Cognition Toward Mother Tongue: An Analysis Among Would-Be Language Teachers
Asian EFL Journal Research Articles. Vol. 26 Issue No. 6.1 December 2019
Posted: 1 Jul 2020
Date Written: December 1, 2019
Language Attitude has recently once more gained currency to language researchers due to changing language policies across countries. As local languages are now allocated an essential space in the curriculum of early education, the need to probe would-be language teachers’ belief towards children’s mother tongue cross-referenced with their attitude relative to the prestigious and national language – English and Filipino, respectively – is the call of the time. This quantitative-correlational research investigation gathered data from 330 prospective language teachers through the utilization of three (3) survey-questionnaires. It was found that there exists a positive correlation between attitudes toward Filipino and cognition towards Mother Tongue. However, a negative correlation between attitude toward English and Cognition toward Mother Tongue was also a result yielded in the study.
Keywords: Attitude, English, Filipino, Cognition, Mother Tongue
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