Honors Program

University Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Martha Michieka

Thesis Professor Department

Literature and Language

Thesis Reader(s)

Lindsey King, Liv Detwiler


This study used a questionnaire given to four classes of beginning Spanish to examine students’ motivations and attitudes towards learning a foreign language. Results show that although students do not regularly encounter individuals who do not speak English and therefore have little opportunity to practice language outside the classroom, their attitudes are overwhelmingly positive towards foreign language and culture. Most participants strongly agree that bilingualism is important and report they would want to be fluent in at least two languages.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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