LENS: Attitudes to Language(s) in Learning

Attitudes and motivation – attitudes and motivation make a significant contribution towards the overall outcomes of language learning and the development of intercultural awareness.

  • Parental attitudes

Parents have an important role to play in the construction of their children’s understanding of the usefulness of language(s) and their attitudes towards language learning.


  • Pupil perceptions

Pupil perceptions of language learning significantly influence the take-up of language learning as well as the motivation, outcomes and attainment.


  • Societal attitudes

The general attitudes of society towards languages and cultures also influences the perceptions learners have towards the learning of languages.


  • Teacher attitudes

Teachers play an important role in ensuring young people develop a positive attitude towards language, language learning and other cultures.