ERIC Number: ED355810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Study Approaches of Distance Learning Students, Studying in a Second Language.
Ekins, Judith M.
A study investigated the study strategies used by 450 native Cantonese-speaking distance education students in Hong Kong/Macau studying in English, and the correlation between language skill levels and study approaches used. Students were surveyed concerning study motives and strategies, demographic information, langbuage use patterns, and self-reported command of English, in terms of both educational experience and skills for using various study methods. All participants used Cantonese at home but English at school. Most felt their English was insufficient or barely sufficient for many study activities (writing essays, tutorial discussion, telephone discussions with tutors). Older students and those with higher qualifications rated their skills higher. Overall, results indicate that command of English is related to the study approaches and skills likely to lead to academic success and persistence. Additional study skill instruction for students studying in a second language is recommended. Some examples of this approach are described. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Study Process Questionnaire