ERIC Number: ED347822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Comparative Study of English Teaching and Learning at Graduate Level by Direct Teaching, Self-Instruction, and Personalizing Instruction.
PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, Spec Iss v19 n2 p56-60 Dec 1989
A two-phased research study is reported that aimed to discover the effects of three instructional approaches (direct teaching, self-instruction, and personalized instruction) on English performance, and to relate student characteristics to their language learning ability. Analyses of variance and co-variance revealed that teaching approaches and some personality and attitudinal or motivational variables were related to student learning achievement. Among the findings are the following: students who have good attitudes toward individualized instruction learn English better than those who do not; direct teaching should also play a significant role in the program; and students who are extroverted or have a tendency to lie may not do well in English language learning. This research project was undertaken in preparation for English courses to be offered at the graduate level at the Chulalongkorn University Language Institute in Thailand. Contains 19 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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