Specific-Learning Problems Faced by EFL Learners in Understanding Content-Based Learning Materials
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This paper discusses how the EFL learners’ problems in understanding content-based learning materials come about. The key questions to answer are: (i) are those problems affected by low reading skill or inappropriate use of learning strategies?; (ii) what are the specific-linguistic features of reading skills causing the academic problems?; and (iii) how did the learners’ learning strategies bring about the problems. The data used in this paper are the scores of students’ midterm test and the frequency of their preferred learning strategies.Tthe qualitative data in the form of students’ statements gained by means of unstructured-participative interview are also involved and they are analyzed in descriptive-qualitative ways. The results of data analysis lead to state that the EFL learners’ problems in understanding content-based learning materials were caused by both low reading skill and the inappropriate application of learning strategies. The linguistic features of reading skills causing the problems are lack of the understanding on grammatical features, low level of vocabulary mastery, lack of understanding on sentential construction, and problems in understanding a discourse.
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TY - CONF AU - Lely Refnita AU - Jufrizal Jufrizal PY - 2019/02 DA - 2019/02 TI - Specific-Learning Problems Faced by EFL Learners in Understanding Content-Based Learning Materials BT - Proceedings of the Sixth of International Conference on English Language and Teaching (ICOELT 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 66 EP - 73 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icoelt-18.2019.9 DO - 10.2991/icoelt-18.2019.9 ID - Refnita2019/02 ER -