An Investigation Into Freshmen's Autonomous Learning of English Major

SUN Fu-rong
2016 Sino-US English Teaching  
Autonomous learning has been attracting more and more attention in the field of second language teaching and learning since it was put forward. In order to get a better understanding about autonomous learning competence of freshmen of English major in university, this investigation was conducted in the form of questionnaire and was analyzed according to the data collected. The investigation found that autonomous learning competence of freshmen is poor and worrying. Freshmen have strong
more » ... ave strong motivation for English learning, but they keep old learning habit and more rely on teachers. They are incapable of employing metacognitive strategies in their language learning and are not good at utilizing related learning resources available to them. All these deficiencies hinder improvement of them. So they are in great need of fostering the competence of automous learning.
doi:10.17265/1539-8072/2016.03.005 fatcat:cu2ckwyq6zh63oqzgupokqpfga