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ERIC Number: ED505142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0974-8741
Is EFL Study Major a Predictor of Language Achievement?
Salmani-Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali
Online Submission, The Modern Journal of Applied Linguistics (MJAL) v1 n3 p182-193 May 2009
The present study intended to see if, everything else being equal, participants' study major really affected their language achievement. It was hypothesized that the exact EFL sub-discipline (i.e., Translation, Literature, or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)) in which students are majoring affects their language achievement in meaningful ways. A total of 198 (N=198) university students all majoring in English took their ordinary courses and at the end of the semester, they were given their exams. Their semester-end cumulative grade point averages (GPA) were compared to their previous-term GPAs. SPANOVA results did not identify study major to be a predictor of language achievement. (Contains 8 tables and 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran