Songkhla Rajabhat University, Thailand
This study aims at indicating learning styles of EFL students who study in Foreign Language Program, majoring English for Service Sectors, as well as to investigate the relationships between the students’ learning styles and their academic achievement for English courses. The questionnaire developed by Reid (1987) was distributed to indicate the students’ perceptual learning style preferences. The grades which the students received from previous English courses were also used as the dependent variable to reveal the relationships with their learning styles. Hopefully, the results obtained from the study could show how the students’ learning styles can be used as a predictor of their academic achievement for English courses. Besides, the explanation of learning style preferences could be used as the guideline for providing an authentic input, such as language tasks, to enhance students’ language learning in different courses.
EFL students, learning styles, academic achievement, English courses