Perceptual Learning-Style Preferences of Iranian EFL Learners in Relation to Their Proficiency Level

Kamal Heidari Soureshjani, Nooshin Naseri
2013 American Journal of Linguistics  
Learning style is the way in which you characteristically acquire, retain, and retrieve informat ion. It is a must for learners and especially teachers to be aware of learn ing styles of learners. Accordingly, the current paper was, in fact, an attempt to see does the ability level of EFL language learners significantly affect their learn ing styles. It also investigated the learning styles which are preferred and co mmon among beginning, intermediate, and advanced-level learners. To achieve
more » ... ners. To achieve such objectives, a TOEFL test (as a ho mogeneity pre-test to divide 120 selected Iranian EFL learners into three beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels) and a learning style questionnaire was used. The results of the study revealed that first, the proficiency level of learners have a significant impact on learners' learning style preferences. The study also revealed that sensory styles are the most preferred learn ing styles for beginning learners, personality styles for intermediate learners, and finally, degree-related styles for advanced-level learners. Conducting studies like the present one may contribute effectively on the better teaching of language to learners.
doi:10.5923/j.linguistics.20120104.01 fatcat:umfudtnzrvffjotwt5qrkwbaei