• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 18, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

EFL Learners Beliefs about Language Learning and their Relationship with Language Proficiency at Bisha University


Background/Objectives: To investigate the relationship between EFL learners’ beliefs about language learning and their language proficiency. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The data were collected by two adapted versions of instruments 1. A questionnaire, beliefs about language learning proficiency test. The questionnaire and proficiency test were administered to randomly selected 100 (50 male and 50 female) participants from the Department of Foreign Languages in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Bisha University. The researcher used the SPSS to find the Pearson Correlation Coefficient in order to find the Male and Female EFL Learners’ beliefs about language learning and their relationship to language proficiency in Bisha University. Findings: There is a direct relation between the specific beliefs of the individuals (in both males and females) on learning English Language and the degree of efficiency of using the language. Therefore, the findings also showed that females have efficiency using the language of a much higher degree than males. Study concluded that not only the EFL learners’ beliefs affect their practice of learning strategies, but their achievement in the language proficiency test plays a key role as well. Improvements/Applications: Updating language curriculum for English language learning courses so that these students develop an interest in the foreign language learning. Consult the English language learning specialist to propose multiple solutions that could help in overcoming problems and obstacles faced by Saudi EFL learners in their English writing expression in terms of vocabulary, grammar and translation, etc.

Keywords: BALLI, Bisha University, Cronbach Alpha. EFL, SPSS


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