Investigating Students’ Learning Styles in Studying Chinese, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya

Abstract

The purposes of the study were to study Chinese learning styles of students and to compare the student's Chinese learning style classified by gender, year, and major. The sample of the study was 45 first and second year students from English for International Communication program and 45 first and second year students from Hospitality program from the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya who enrolled in a Chinese course in the first semester, academic year 2013and were selected by purposive sampling. The instrument used in this study was a learning style questionnaire adapted from the Reid theory. The result showed that 1) the highest mean score of student's learning style in studying Chinese was group learning style, followed by individual learning style, auditory learning style, and visual learning style. The lowest mean score of student's learning style in studying Chinese was tactile learning style, 2) there were no significant differences in learning styles according to gender 3) there were significant differences in learning styles in studying Chinese according to year at .05, 4) students from different majors had significantly different learning styles in studying Chinese at .05. English for International Communication student's Chinese learning style preference was individual learning style whereas Hospitality student's Chinese learning style preference was group learning style.



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Metas Panich, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Thailand

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Conference: ACLL2015
Stream: Learning Strategies

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