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The Prestige of English Among French University Students

Abstract : The primary objective of this research is to investigate the perceived prestige of english among french university students. While the spread of english in France has been documented since the post-war period, little current research has been conducted in terms of individual french attitudes towards english. For this reason, the author decided to conduct a theoretical and quantitative study of how french university students perceive the english language. The data emanating from a questionnaire electronically distributed to 150 french university students indicate that english is highly prestigious among this group. Moreover, the results suggest that French students perceive the acquisition of english as advantageous for their current studies, as well as for their future employability. The author thus recommends more research with regard to the attitudes of french students in order to better adapt language policy to their needs and motivation.
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Amanda Leistiko. The Prestige of English Among French University Students. Literature. 2014. ⟨dumas-01060388⟩



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