A STUDY ON THE ATTITUDE OF STUDENTS FROM THE NATIONAL SPORTS ACADEMY TO FOREIGN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION IN CONNECTION WITH THEIR FUTURE PROFESSIONAL REALIZATION

Authors

  • Tatiana Hristakieva National Sports Academy “V. Levski”, Bulgaria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12955/pss.v1.52

Keywords:

students, attitude, language, learning

Abstract

The purpose of the research was to study the attitude of students from the National Sports Academy “V. Levski”, Sofia, to foreign language learning in connection with their future profession as sport specialists, and their interest in using interactive learning techniques in the foreign language courses of the Academy. An enquiry was conducted at the end of the winter term of 2019-2020 academic year with students in the undergraduate programs of the Faculty of Pedagogy and the Faculty of Sport of the National Sports Academy. A questionnaire was used with 12 questions related to the evaluation of students’ foreign language learning needs and the most appropriate sources and strategies for language acquisition. The subjects of the study were 65 students, 44 men and 21 women, at the age of 19-20. The statistical methods used for the research were alternative analysis, variance analysis and  Pearson’s chi-squared test (x{\displaystyle \chi ^{2}}χ²).The results from the study show that students are mostly interested in the practical application of foreign language learning. They need to develop their productive language skills - oral communicative and writing skills, in order to use the language directly. Computer games and activities in the internet can act as a close to natural environment enhancing language acquisition. Another important conclusion from the survey is that students recognize using foreign languages as an important part of their professional qualification with reference to future career development.

Author Biography

Tatiana Hristakieva, National Sports Academy “V. Levski”, Bulgaria

National Sports Academy “V. Levski”, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Published

2020-11-16

How to Cite

Hristakieva, T. . (2020). A STUDY ON THE ATTITUDE OF STUDENTS FROM THE NATIONAL SPORTS ACADEMY TO FOREIGN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION IN CONNECTION WITH THEIR FUTURE PROFESSIONAL REALIZATION. Proceedings of CBU in Social Sciences, 1, 88-92. https://doi.org/10.12955/pss.v1.52