Attitudes towards different English accents among Danish secondary pupils and implications regarding teaching English

Kristine Maj Nielsen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This thesis investigates Danish secondary pupils’ attitudes towards different English accents in relation to theory about language attitude, language ideology and English as lingua franca. Using a qualitative method, the focus group interview, this thesis investigates attitudes expressed towards different English accent among 6 pupils from a regular STX and 4 pupils from an international STX, to see what differences there is in the attitudes expressed. The aim is to bring forward a discussion about what implications the results of the investigation, should have regarding teaching English in secondary school in Denmark

UddannelserEngelsk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato30 jun. 2014


  • Language attitude, language ideology, English as lingua franca, English accents, teaching English in secondary school