An empirical Study of Factors Influencing the Language Proficiency of Vietnamese Students
Lan Thi Ngoc Nguyen, Nga Thi Thanh Tran, Huyen Thi Nguyen, Minh Quang Le
Lan Thi Ngoc Nguyen
Available Online 1 March 2021.
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- Language proficiency, student demographics, Vietnamese students
- 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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- This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.
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TY - CONF 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 SP - 211 EP - 220 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210226.026 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210226.026 ID - Nguyen2021 ER -