The Relationship between Attitudes towards Foreign Culture and Language Proficiency Level: A Case of Iranian EFL learners

Fariba Arasteh, Maryam Danaye Tous, Abdorreza Tahriri


The current study made a comparison between Iranian EFL students at two different levels (freshman vs. junior) with respect to their attitudes towards foreign culture. One hundred EFL learners were selected based on availability sampling and were divided into two groups according to their level (freshman vs. junior). All the participants were asked to complete the attitude questionnaire. The non-parametric Mann-Whitney U Test was run to test for possible differences between the two independent groups on their attitudes towards foreign culture. The results revealed insignificant difference between the freshmen group and the junior group. Thus, the null hypothesis was confirmed implying that there was not any significant difference between Iranian freshman and junior English major students’ attitudes toward foreign culture.


culture, attitude, personal perspectives, family perspectives, school perspective, social perspectives, proficiency, social rank

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