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Comparing traditional and technological methods for studying English as asecond language (ESL)
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, Robert Morris University, United States

Robert Morris University . Awarded

Abstract

While there are many options available for studying English as a second language (ESL), students and instructors may not be aware of which learning strategy would be most effective. To help them make informed choices about their education, this study compared traditional classroom methods with online technological methods for studying ESL at accredited universities in the United States, using a survey conducted with 332 international students. The quantitative data, collected through either a paper or online questionnaire, included demographic information, an exam of English language fluency, experience with the chosen ESL education method, comfort level with the English language, and motivation for studying ESL. The results of this study indicated that the most effective strategy for learning ESL was influenced by the individual participant’s number of languages spoken, age, gender, and highest level of education.

Citation

Manko, B.A. Comparing traditional and technological methods for studying English as asecond language (ESL). Ph.D. thesis, Robert Morris University. Retrieved April 22, 2019 from .

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