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ERIC Number: EJ834277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
Variation in Learning Styles in a Group of Chinese English as a Foreign Language Learners
Wang, Lihui
International Education Journal, v8 n2 p408-417 Nov 2007
In this study, the Felder learning styles inventory was administered to students who were non-English majors in a Chinese University. Descriptive statistics identified that participants do vary in their preference for particular learning styles with a great variety of learning style preferences distributed unevenly among the sample population. A large number of the participants showed mild preference to Global, Visual and Sensing learning styles. The present study extended Felder's work to a group of Chinese English as a Foreign Language learners. Implications for English as a Foreign Language teachers in Chinese Universities are that it is important to be aware of varied needs of learners from different majors and to respond flexibly by employing a broad range of teaching techniques to better reach students of different learning preferences. (Contains 3 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China