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  1. 1. Chia Ying Betty Hu Dr. Pi-Ying Teresa Hsu Date: October 8st, 2009 Influence of grade level on perceptual learning style preferences and language learning strategies of Taiwanese English as a foreign language learners
  2. 2. <ul><li>Chen, M. L. (2009). Influence of grade level on prefecture learning style and language learning strategies of Taiwanese English as a foreign language learners. Language and Individual Difference,19, 304-308. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Contents Reflection Results Methodology Introduction
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>“ language teachers should provide a wealth of information to students in order to raise their awareness about learning styles and strategies ,….and finally, to work with students' learning strengths” </li></ul><ul><li>(Reid, 1996, p. 3) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Introduction <ul><li>“ it's important to recognize that culture is critical when defining an individual because cultural values influence the socialization practices of all ethnic groups, which, in turn, affect how people prefer to learn ” </li></ul><ul><li>(Dunn & Griggs, 1995, p. 38) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Introduction <ul><li>It may be risky to generalize the findings from Western societies to the learning </li></ul><ul><li>situation in Taiwan. </li></ul><ul><li>(Huang, 1997) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Research Questions <ul><li>Q1: Are there relationships between grade level and perceptual learning style preferences among Taiwanese EFL students in grades 7 through 9? </li></ul>Statistically significant relationships were found to exist between grade level and kinesthetic learning style preference(p=.001), tactile learning style preference (p=.047), and individual learning style preference (p=.02).
  8. 8. Research Questions <ul><li>Q2: Are there relationships between grade level and language learning strategies among Taiwanese EFL students in grades 7 through 9? </li></ul>Statistically significant relationships were found to exist between grade level and the use of memory ,cognitive , metacognitive , affective and social strategies.
  9. 9. Research Questions <ul><li>Q3: Are there relationships between perceptual learning style preferences and language learning strategies among Taiwanese EFL students in grades 7 through 9? </li></ul>Statistically significant relationships between visual learning style preference and the use of memory , cognitive, metacognitive , affective and social strategies were found.
  10. 10. Methodology
  11. 11. Perceptual Learning Style Preference Questionnaire (PLSPQ) Methodology <ul><li>Visual </li></ul><ul><li>Auditory </li></ul><ul><li>Kinesthetic </li></ul><ul><li>Tactile </li></ul><ul><li>Individual learning </li></ul><ul><li>Group learning </li></ul>The Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) Instrument <ul><li>Compensation </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Metacognitive </li></ul><ul><li>Affective </li></ul><ul><li>Memory </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive </li></ul>Learning strategy Learning style preference
  12. 12. Participants 9 th grade Age: 12-13 Number: 141 Percentage: 36.2% 8 th grade 7 th grade Age: 13-14 Number: 130 Percentage: 33.3% N= 390 Age: 14-15 Number: 119 Percentage: 30.5%
  13. 13. Participants
  14. 14. Procedure
  15. 15. Results Q1: Are there relationships between grade level and perceptual learning style preferences among Taiwanese EFL students in grades 7 through 9?
  16. 16. Results Q2: Are there relationships between grade level and language learning strategies among Taiwanese EFL students in grades 7 through 9?
  17. 17. Results Q3: Are there relationships between perceptual learning style preferences and language learning strategies among Taiwanese EFL students in grades 7 through 9?
  18. 18. Reflection
  19. 19. Reflection
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