Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Learning Style Preferences of English Language Learners among UiTM Penang Diploma Students

This paper gives a brief overview of UiTM Penang diploma students’ learning styles in the study of the English language courses. Five types of learning styles – auditory, visual, tactile, group, and individual are examined with the particular objectives of whether gender and the types of programs taken affect the learning styles of the students. The study also throws light on whether students’ performances in SPM and UiTM English courses’ results were affected by their learning styles. Chi-square test and reliability test were used to measure their significance and consistent reliability. The findings show that auditory, tactile, and group learning styles were predominantly popular among the students of different gender, programs of study, and those who had obtained different grades of their SPM and UiTM examination results. The writers hope that the findings of this study may provide new directions in the teaching of English courses in UiTM.

Citation (APA 6th ed.):
Cheang, E. K., Mah, B. Y., & Ch'ng, P. E. (2010). Learning style preferences of English Language learners among UiTM Penang diploma students. The International Conference on Arts, Social Sciences & Technology Proceedings (pp. 1-12). Penang, Malaysia: Research and Industry Linkage Centers, Universiti Teknologi MARA Kedah.

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