Research on Feelings of Elementary School Students in Learning Foreign Languages: the Case of Greek, the First and the Second Foreign Language
Sofia D. Anastasiadou, Draganis Antonis

This paper aims to record, investigate and study the views and attitudes of primary school students for the teaching of foreign languages. The survey involved 96 sixth grade students from Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece. Data analysis was performed by means of correspondence analysis. The results concerning the teaching of the Greek language are that students have moderate to high positive emotional attitude, from moderate to high attitude regarding the cognitive abilities of learning, and very positive attitude regarding to its value. For the first foreign language has been recorded high positive emotional attitude as well as high attitude for both the cognitive abilities of the students and the languages' value. Also, for the teaching of a second foreign language, students showed positive emotional attitude and moderate to high cognitive abilities.

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