MOTIVATION FOR ENROLMENT AND THE STUDENTS’ ATTITUDES AT THE FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY IN NIŠ REGARDING THE GERMAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE STUDY PROGRAMME
Keywords:German language, motivation, students’ attitudes, Faculty of Philosophy in Niš
This paper reports on the motivation for enrolment and the students’ attitudes at the Faculty
of Philosophy in Niš regarding the German language and literature study programme. The
aim of the research was obtaining concrete data which will serve as the basis for its improvement.
An anonymous survey was conducted from June to September 2021. The research sample included
55 students in the first, second and third year. Based on the obtained results, it can be concluded
that among all the surveyed students intrinsic motivation predominates as regards the choice
of the German language and literature study programme. As indicated in the findings, the interest
in the German language and their desire to master it well were at the top of the list of motivating
factors. Half of the students enrolled in their studies in order to work as German language teachers.
The students’ suggestions indicate the need to introduce more professional translation and
practice in presentation and public speaking skills. The study also reveals that the vast majority
of the students are satisfied with their choice of philology studies and that they assess their future
perspectives and opportunities for professional development as good.
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