HomeTin-awvol. 2 no. 1 (2018)

Preferred Learning Styles and Language Instructional Techniques of Grade 11 Students and their English Language Proficiency

Jason Muyalde



Language learning styles and instructional techniques have important influences on students’ English language proficiency. These are believed to be the important factors in determining the extent of students’ language learning as it provides vital human connection between the content and the environment and the learners. This study aimed to determine the language learning style preferences of the learners as well as the language instructional techniques that may be of a great help for any realization on the matter of English language proficiency. This quantitative study employed the descriptive correlation research design. Validated, adopted questionnaires and actual surveys were used. In choosing the respondents, this study employed the simple random sampling technique wherein each member of the subset has an equal probability. Respondents were 450 Grade 11 students within Davao Oriental. The weighted mean, Pearson r, standard deviation and frequency count were the statistical tools used in this study. The results of the gathered data revealed that analytical was the most preferred style of the learners; on the other hand, metacognitive for language instructional technique obtained a very high level. However, grammar and reading comprehension were both low. It showed that students’ preferred learning styles and language instructional techniques to the English language proficiency had no significant relationship between.