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Abstract                 Volume:8  Issue-7  Year-2020          Original Research Articles


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An Exploration into the Learning Style Preferences of Second Year English Language majoring Students in Wolaita Sodo University
Firew Dejene Becho
College of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Department of English Language and Literature in Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia
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Abstract:

Learning style is one of the factors that affect learners’ overall learning behavior. Learners behave in their own ways to perceive, interact, and respond to learning tasks mainly due to the differences in their learning styles. This makes studying learning style preferences variations among students necessary. Information about learners learning style preferences makes teachers aware of the differences, and this, enables them to accommodate the differences in their teaching practices. The motivation for this study evolved from this understanding. The study was, therefore, designed to explore and describe second year university students’ learning style preferences. The study was conducted in Wolaita Sodo University in the 2019/2020 academic year. The study participants were twenty English majoring students in the university. They were selected using simple random sampling technique. Data for the study was collected in the first semester of the academic year.  Joy Reid’s Perceptual Learning-Style Preference Questionnaire (1987) was the data collection instrument used in the study. The statistical procedures employed in this study were percentage, mean, standard deviations and independent t-test analysis. The study result indicated Group Learning style as the major learning style preference of the study participants. In the same study, t-test result shows that there was a statistically significant difference in the learning style preferences of male and female students regarding auditory and visual at 5% significance level. Therefore, the results suggest avenues for future research to understand this phenomenon better.

Keywords: EFL, Learning Style, PLSPQ, Gender
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How to cite this article:

Firew Dejene Becho. 2020. An Exploration into the Learning Style Preferences of Second Year English Language majoring Students in Wolaita Sodo University.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 8(7): 1-10
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2020.807.001