Enhancing the Students’ Positive Attitude in Learning Business English by Using Technology

Lia Agustina


Many research findings have stated that the use of technology in EFL classroom results invaluable achievements and develops positive attitudes. Technology may integrate sounds, pictures, motions, and colors that figure out a natural picture of real life. The aim of the study was to enhance the students’ attitude toward learning English by using technology of internet that used as the data-finding resources while computer software used as an instrument to do the assigned project. The instruction was performed in a project simulating business meeting, done in a group of seven members. The study was an action research using a total of 52 students from Accounting Department of State Polytechnic of Malang in the year of 2015/2016. The study took 12 meetings, with 90 minutes for each meeting. The data were collected through interviews, questionnaire, and direct observation, pre-test and post-test. Result of the study showed that by using technology, the students’ positive attitude toward learning English was promoted.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7575/aiac.alls.v.8n.6p.51


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