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The Influence of Learning Style on English Learning Achievement Among Undergraduates in Mainland China
Huang,Fang1,2; Hoi,Cathy Ka Weng2; Teo,Timothy2
2018-10-01
Source PublicationJournal of Psycholinguistic Research
ISSN00906905
Volume47Issue:5Pages:1069-1084
AbstractLearning style is one of the main factors that determines how students learn English and has a significant influence on students’ learning strategy selection, which further affects their learning outcomes (Ehrman and Oxford in Mod Lang J 74(3):311–327, 1990; Oxford in Language learning styles and strategies: an overview, 2003. http://web.ntpu.edu.tw/~language/workshop/read2.pdf). This study examines the learning style preferences of Chinese university students and whether those preferences influence their English achievements. Four hundred undergraduates from one university in eastern mainland China participated in this study. Data from 329 valid questionnaires were analysed. The results revealed that the Chinese university students preferred the visual learning style the most, followed by the auditory and kinaesthetic styles. However, no learning style preference was found to influence the students’ English proficiency. Cultural reasons are discussed to explain the findings, which contradict those of previous studies of learning style theories and practices. This study recommends that Chinese scholars consider issues of English teaching and learning in China and to adopt appropriate teaching methods to effectively improve English teaching.
KeywordChinese undergraduates Culture English achievement Learning style
DOI10.1007/s10936-018-9578-3
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Language英语
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorHoi,Cathy Ka Weng
Affiliation1.School of Foreign Languages,Qingdao Agricultural University,,Qingdao,China
2.Faculty of Education,University of Macau,,Macao
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
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Huang,Fang,Hoi,Cathy Ka Weng,Teo,Timothy. The Influence of Learning Style on English Learning Achievement Among Undergraduates in Mainland China[J]. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research,2018,47(5):1069-1084.
APA Huang,Fang,Hoi,Cathy Ka Weng,&Teo,Timothy.(2018).The Influence of Learning Style on English Learning Achievement Among Undergraduates in Mainland China.Journal of Psycholinguistic Research,47(5),1069-1084.
MLA Huang,Fang,et al."The Influence of Learning Style on English Learning Achievement Among Undergraduates in Mainland China".Journal of Psycholinguistic Research 47.5(2018):1069-1084.
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