International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Utilizing Learning Styles in EFL Teaching
Dr. Mazeegha Ahmed Al Tale'

The focus of this study is to systematically uncover the variegated learning styles of a selected group of EFL learners, with the intention to develop effective tools for exceptional teaching and attainment of life-long learning. In short, this paper investigates the different learning modalities of EFL students, and their implications in the classroom. One hundred and eight Saudi EFL female students participated in the study. A learning style test as well as classroom observation and interviews were used to collect the data of the study. It was discovered that most students employ mixtures of the three main learning styles (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic). Therefore, it is recommended that EFL teachers vary their teaching materials and strategies, as well as apply cooperative learning strategies to assist their students in attaining greater learning levels. Additionally, it is recommended that the EFL teacher communicate with her students about their individual learning styles. This process will not only encourage students to be more proactive in the learning process, but will also enhance their overall classroom experience.

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