Exploring the relationships between EFL learners’ usage of technology and their approaches to learning English

Ching Fang Juan, Hsin I. She, Chia Yin Hung, Silvia Wen Yu Lee, Jyh Chong Liang, Kuo En Chang, Chin Chung Tsai

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Abstract

Objective: Nowadays, technology plays an important role in learning; hence, it is important to explore the relationships between EFL learners’ usage of technology and their approaches to learning English. Method: This study involved 186 English department undergraduates in Taiwan and utilized two questionnaires to respectively survey EFL learners’ usage of technology and their approaches to learning English. In particular, the approaches to learning English survey used in this study is a newly designed questionnaire which includes eight factors: Intrinsic Interest, Commitment to Work, Relating Ideas, Understanding, Fear of Failure, Aim for Qualification, Minimizing Scope of Study, and Memorization. Results and findings: Exploratory factor analysis revealed adequate validity of the new questionnaire. The regression analyses indicated that EFL learners’ approaches to learning English were associated with their technology usage for learning English such as recommendation, usefulness, and ease of use. Discussion: This study will contribute to our understanding of EFL learners using technology for learning in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovative Technologies and Learning - First International Conference, ICITL 2018, Proceedings
EditorsLin Lin, Ting-Ting Wu, Yueh-Min Huang, Yueh-Min Huang, Andreja Istenic Starcic, Rustam Shadieva
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages412-420
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319997360
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
Event1st International Conference on Innovative Technologies and Learning, ICITL 2018 - Portoroz, Slovenia
Duration: 2018 Aug 272018 Aug 30

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11003 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st International Conference on Innovative Technologies and Learning, ICITL 2018
CountrySlovenia
CityPortoroz
Period18/8/2718/8/30

Keywords

  • Approaches to learning English
  • EFL learners
  • Technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Juan, C. F., She, H. I., Hung, C. Y., Lee, S. W. Y., Liang, J. C., Chang, K. E., & Tsai, C. C. (2018). Exploring the relationships between EFL learners’ usage of technology and their approaches to learning English. In L. Lin, T-T. Wu, Y-M. Huang, Y-M. Huang, A. I. Starcic, & R. Shadieva (Eds.), Innovative Technologies and Learning - First International Conference, ICITL 2018, Proceedings (pp. 412-420). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11003 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99737-7_44