Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL 2021)

An empirical Study of Factors Influencing the Language Proficiency of Vietnamese Students

Authors
Lan Thi Ngoc Nguyen, Nga Thi Thanh Tran, Huyen Thi Nguyen, Minh Quang Le
Corresponding Author
Lan Thi Ngoc Nguyen
Available Online 1 March 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210226.026How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Language proficiency, student demographics, Vietnamese students
Abstract
This study aims to investigate language proficiency and its determinants of Vietnamese students. Based on holistic literature, the authors examine and test the impact of five intrinsic factors related to the students’ characteristics (which are learning purpose, learning ability, learning method, hard-working, and self-awareness) and three extrinsic factors that are related to demographic factors, parental indicators, and schooling-environment on the language proficiency. Data was collected from online questionnaires sent to more than 2500 students from eight famous universities in Vietnam and converted into an excel version before translated into SPSS and EVIEW. Research results show that intrinsic factors, especially learning methods, play a vital role in shaping Vietnamese students’ capability to learn a second language. From educators’ perspectives, the higher level of English exposure the students are equipped at school, the higher their language proficiency. Finally, we compare the difference in learning language ability among genders and ages. The findings suggest that girls and minorities are less proficient in language than others.
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AU  - Lan Thi Ngoc Nguyen
AU  - Nga Thi Thanh Tran
AU  - Huyen Thi Nguyen
AU  - Minh Quang Le
PY  - 2021
DA  - 2021/03/01
TI  - An empirical Study of Factors Influencing the Language Proficiency of Vietnamese Students
BT  - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL 2021)
PB  - Atlantis Press
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