EFL Students’ Learning Style in English as General Course at Universitas Negeri Padang

Adnan, Aryuliva and Marlina, Leni (2017) EFL Students’ Learning Style in English as General Course at Universitas Negeri Padang. In: Fifth International seminar on English Language and Teaching (ISELT 2017): Advences Science, Education and Humanities (ASSEHR), 2017.


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Higher education institutions attempt to impro ve the predicament of high failure and dropout rates by improving the quality of teaching and learning. Awareness of learning styles could help students understand how they learn and empower them to take ownership of their learning so that they persevere and succeed in the institutions of higher education. The purpose of this study is to identify learning styles prefered by students Asian EFL college students, particularly students who have studied English as General Course at Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP), West Sumatra, Indonesia. The researcher used nine categories of Mkonto’s learning styles [1] which consist of Auditory Language, Visual Language, Auditory Numerical, Visual Numerical, Kinaesthetic Tactile, Social Individual, Social Group, Expressive Oral, dan Expressive Written. By using random sampling, the samples of this research were 48 students who studied English as General Course at UNP in 2016. Data was collected through a questionere. The result of this research shows that the students of English as General Course at UNP have multiple major learning styles which are dominanated by Visual Language, Kinesthetic-Tactile, and Visual Numerical. The study also shows that the most dominant major learning style owned by the students in General English Course 2016 at Universitas Negeri Padang is Visual Language. Meanwhile the most dominant learning style not owned by the students is Auditory Numerical.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Divisions: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris - S1
Depositing User: Mrs. Wiwi Sartika
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2019 07:10
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 07:10
URI: http://repository.unp.ac.id/id/eprint/22475

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