From bad to worse? English language attitudes and proficiency in Hong Kong student teachers

Vernon CREW

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Abstract

This paper is the third in a series based on a longitudinal study carried out by Crew (1994a) between 1990 and 1993 and written up through 1994. Previous papers dervied from this study have focused on observed changes in language proficiency and attitudes (Crew, 1994b) and on the implications and use of indirect attitude measures in language teaching (Crew, 1995). The current paper reports on the findings from the study insofar as they have indicated a possible specific Hong Kong language learner profile; possible implications for the teaching of English in Hong Kong teacher training institutions are also discussed. It has not proved possible within the confines of the present paper to include reference to the several notable Hong Kong attitude and proficiency studies and reviews which have been published recently (e.g. Pennington, 1994; Littlewood et al., 1995). A further paper now in preparation will attempt to do this. Copyright © 1996 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIssues in language in education: Selected papers from ILEC '95
EditorsPeter STOREY, Vivien BERRY, David BUNTON, Philip HOARE
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe Hong Kong Institute of Education
Pages211-226
ISBN (Print)9628109049
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Citation

Crew, V. (1996). From bad to worse? English language attitudes and proficiency in Hong Kong student teachers. In P. Storey, V. Berry, D. Bunton., & P. Hoare (Eds.), Issues in language in education: Selected papers from ILEC '95 (pp. 211-226). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education.

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