Is EFL study major a predictor of language achievementThe Modern Journal of Applied Linguistics (2009)
The present study intended to see if, everything else being equal, participants' study major really affected their language achievement. It was hypothesized that the exact EFL sub-discipline (i.e., Translation, Literature, or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)) in which students are majoring affects their language achievement in meaningful ways. A total of 198 (N=198) university students all majoring in English took their ordinary courses and at the end of the semester, they were given their exams. Their semester-end cumulative grade point averages (GPA) were compared to their previous-term GPAs. SPANOVA results did not identify study major to be a predictor of language achievement.
Publication DateSpring April 1, 2009
Citation InformationSalmani Nodoushan, M. A. (2009). Is EFL study major a predictor of language achievement. The Modern Journal of Applied Linguistics, 1(3), 182-193.