Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 14. Number 2 June 2023                                     Pp.138-145

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Students’ Attitudes towards Learning English Grammar: The Case of the English
Department Students at the University of Raparin.

 Rizgar M. Ameen
English Language Department/ College of Basic Education
University of Raparin, Rania, Iraq


Received:02/28/2023         Accepted:05/29/2023                 Published:06/24/2023


This research paper investigates the students’ attitudes toward learning English grammar and the possible factors that may affect the learning process. The significance of the study is revealing the attitudes of the English department students of Raparin University towards English Grammar. For this, some questions were raised to identify the students’ perspectives, methods, and techniques used by the instructors. The research was carried out at the English language department in the College of Basic Education at the University of Raparin. The study involved 40 second and third-year EFL learners who participated in an online questionnaire that included 20 items and the mixed method used to gather the data. The results present that while students recognize the importance of grammar in language learning, they find it challenging to learn. Also, the researcher discovered that the technique instructors use to teach grammar is unsuitable, and students find grammar complex because of its numerous rules. Finally, the study illustrates the significance of encouraging and nurturing positive attitudes among learners toward learning the language’s grammar to enhance teaching effectiveness.
Keywords: Basic education, EFL students’ attitudes, English grammar, instructors, positive attitudes, students’ perception

Cite as:  Ameen, R. M.  (2023). Students’ Attitudes towards Learning English Grammar: The  Case of the English Department Students at the University of Raparin.  Arab World English Journal, 14 (2) 138-145.


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Received: 02/28/2023
Accepted: 05/29/2023
Published: 06/24/2023 

Dr. Rizgar M. Ameen specializes in sociolinguistics, with a particular interest in TEFL and education. He has a Master in ELT and a Doctorate in Linguistics. Head of English Language Department – College of Basic Education/ University of Raparin.