IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 12, December 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Majed. M.H. Drbseh
The aim of this investigation is to use one method (quantitative) to investigate the motivation and attitude of Arab students (Jordan, Egypt, Saudi and United Arab Emirate) pertaining to the study of English as a foreign language, the British people and the UK and the students’ future expectations about English. For example, Dornyei (2001) told that motivation remains the most important elusive concepts in the field of the social sciences. Karahan (2007) explain that the positive language attitudes let student have positive orientation toward English language. The official language in these countries is Arabic. Despite English is used extensively in Middle East Arab countries. However, despite English is considered as a foreign language, English occupies a unique place in the Arab countries and the rest of the world, for instance, at the business level, higher education’s, international communications, etc. It is also all of the countries have mentioned above were under the British occupation for many years.