Learning styles and their relationship with academic performance in English as a second language of students in a Mexican university

  • Adriana D. Recke ITESM& Universidad Anahuac del Sur
  • José Francisco Zárate Ortiz Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
  • Armando Lozano Rodríguez Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Resumen

Aim of this investigation was to determine if taking into consideration the learning styles according to Alonso, Gallego and Honey´s theory, learning English as a second language in a group of undergraduate students is supported with the objective of improving their academic performance.  To accomplish it, a qualitative case study method approach was used.  Eleven participants of a private university in southern Mexico City took part.  Instruments included the CHAEA questionnaire, class observations and semi-structured interviews.  Analysis strategy involved a coding and category identification process complemented with information triangulation.  Results seem to indicate that the students of English as a second language manifested their learning style neither in their selection of electronic platform tasks nor in class activities. However, learning styles strategies improved the student´s concentration, establishing a proper relationship between the learning styles and improvement of academic performance in learning English as a second language

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Publicado
2016-04-30
Cómo citar
Recke, A. D., Zárate Ortiz, J. F., & Lozano Rodríguez, A. (2016). Learning styles and their relationship with academic performance in English as a second language of students in a Mexican university. Revista De Estilos De Aprendizaje, 9(17). Recuperado a partir de http://revistaestilosdeaprendizaje.com/article/view/1049
Sección
ARTÍCULOS DE INVESTIGACIÓN CIENTÍFICA TEMÁTICA: Vol.13. Núm. 26 (Octubre, 2020).