Browse

Learning Together: How Creative Understanding Can Help Overcome Negative Attitudes toward English in Korea

Cited 0 time in Web of Science Cited 0 time in Scopus
Authors
Fouser, Robert J.
Issue Date
1994-03
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.30 No.1, pp. 323-343
Abstract
This paper discusses the development of negative attitudes toward English in the Korean sociocultural context over time. Positive motivation to learn English on the individual level compensates for some of the negative attitudes in the sociocultural context and results in high levels of proficiency for some learners. Most learners, however, fail to reach the desired level of proficiency because of negative attitudes toward English. Creative understanding as defined by Mikhail Bakhtin encourages the native-speaker teacher of English to engage him or herself with Korean culture which should reduce negative attitudes toward the teacher and English in the classroom. Recommendations on how to put creative understanding into practice and on how to function in a Korean educational institution are included at the end of the paper.
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/86007
Files in This Item:
Appears in Collections:
Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 30 Number 1/4 (1994)
  • mendeley

Items in S-Space are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Browse