ATTITUDE AND MOTIVATION OF STUDENTS TOWARDS LEARNING ENGLISH: A STUDY AT NONG LAM UNIVERSITY
The aims of this study were to examine attitudes and motivation of non-English major students towards learning English. The descriptive research design was applied. The Vietnamese questionnaire adapted from Gardner’s Attitudes\Motivation Test Battery (AMTB) was used as a tool to collect data. A convenient sample was chosen among undergraduates at Nong Lam University. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22.0 software was used to analyze the data obtained from the questionnaire. The findings show that non-English major students have positive attitudes towards learning English and their motivation, including instrumental motivation and integrative motivation, was at high level. It’s recommended that teachers need to apply technique to maintain students’ integrative and instrumental motivation as well as develop students’ learning strategies and skills.