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Journal:   INNOVATION IN MANAGEMENT EDUCATION (JOURNAL OF MODERN THOUGHTS IN EDUCATION)   SPRING 2010 , Volume 4 , Number 2 (14); Page(s) 147 To 164.
 
Paper: 

A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING AMONG BILINGUALS AND MONOLINGUALS

 
 
Author(s):  YOUSEFI NASSER, SOHRABI AHMAD, ETEMADI OZRA, AHMADI SEYED AHMAD
 
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Abstract: 
This study investigates the relationship between bilingualism and monolingualism in English language learning among boy students of the third grade in junior high schools.200 students who were Farsi-Arab bilinguals were selected using cluster random sampling from schools in District 4 in Ahvaz. Data were collected using a researcher-made questionnaire, Ryan Intelligence Test, teacher-made final exam. The results indicates that the highest degree of correlation was calculated between students’English language learning and learner-centered teaching method. Except two variables of learning-centeredness and students’ sequence of birthdays, other variables show a correlation with English language learning especially bilingualism, learner-centered teaching, economic and cultural status of the family, appropriate condition of the institutes, teachers education, and students’ intelligence. These variable explain 88% of the variation in language learning. Controlling individual variables, a significant correlation is calculated between language learning score and bilingualism (a< 0.05, r=47). Therefore, bilingualism can explain 25% of the variation in language learning which is meaningful at (a< 0.05). With controlling individual, family, anf institution variables, a significant difference is observed between bilingual and monolingual students in learning English language. ANCOVA has also indicates the same results.
 
Keyword(s): BILINGUALISM, MONOLINGUALISM, INDIVIDUAL VARIABLE, INSTITUTION VARIABLE, FAMILY VARIABLE, ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING, STUDENTS
 
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