Psychological Barriers in the ESL Learning Process of Tribal Students: A Study

A. G. Ramteke,


This study was conducted among the tribal students of Kurkheda taluka, district Gadchiroli to verify the observation and to isolate the impending factors that baulk their (ESL) English as Second Language learning process. Through the study it has been observed that the pace at which the tribal students learn English (ESL) is extremely slow in comparison with that of most other students. This study tries to reveal some interesting facts, which are discussed in this paper. Of the numerous problems face, the psychological and linguistic factors are of paramount significance which adversely affect the (ESL) learning process of the tribal students


: 1) Prejudice 2) Hatred 3) Negative attitude 4) Fear 5) Uncertainty and Confusion, 6) Anxiety and Inferiority Complex 7) Indolence and Lack of Confidence 8) Lack of motivation

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