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International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 2(10), pp. 250-256, October, 2014

 ISSN: 2360-7831

DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2014.063

Research Paper

Student perceptions on learning English for personal and career development

 

Sunethra Kumari Karunaratne

 

Department of English, Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education- Kandy campus.

E-mail: amoursue@yahoo.com

 

Accepted 2 October 2014

Abstract

 

The primary concerns of this research paper are to examine the ways that students who follow Higher National Diploma in English at Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education- Kandy Campus, look at learning the English language and to see if it is possible to influence those perceptions in a more optimistic manner. This research paper starts with a general discussion of the role of English in the developing world paying attention to four poignant roles which the English language play in developing countries. They are: English as a pathway for success in Academic affairs, as a pathway for obtaining international job opportunities, as a way of facilitating international communication and as a medium for achieving global education. The section which follows discusses the position of English in Sri Lanka. Next, the methodology of the research report is described and this is followed by a detailed discussion of research findings. The paper ends with a summary and conclusions.

Key words: perceptions, optimistic, communication, global, international
 

Cite This Article As: Karunaratne SK (2014). Student perceptions on learning English for personal and career development. Inter. J. Eng. Lit. Cult. 2(10): 250-256.

 

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