Authors: Belaid Louiza1 & Sarnou Hanane2
1Mostaganem University, English Department, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Algeria
2Mostaganem University, English Department, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Algeria
Abstract: The present work investigates the effects of socio-linguistic factors on pupils’ school performance in the English language subject. It examines the impact of the pupils’ linguistic and social background on their academic performance. The major objective of this work is to identify the reasons behind low performance in English, especially among male pupils. Hence, the research instruments used to collect data are descriptive and qualitative; they are an observation and a questionnaire, mainly designed for pupils from all educational streams, scientific and literary. Our sample is comprised of 80 pupils who are selected from Mohamed Boudhiaf Secondary School, final classes, in Tissemsilt- Algeria. We concluded that school failure is linked to the low level of learners in languages, the number of females that is increasing in the class, besides the non-stimulating perspectives of the speech community where pupils inhabit.
Keywords: Sociolinguistic Factor, Linguistic Background, School Failure, Educational Level, Speech Community
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