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Article http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2024.03.040

A Case Study of an English Language Learner

Yafei Wang

Macau University of Science and Technology, Taipa, Macau, China.

*Corresponding author: Yafei Wang

Published: April 24,2024

Abstract

The study of the impact of learner strategies on English language performance is currently a hot topic in the field of foreign language teaching internationally. It has been rapidly recognized that the key to learner success depends on the factors of learning itself. With this conceptual change, people have shifted the focus of research from teachers to students, and from the study of “how to teach” to “how to learn”. A case study of a Chinese English language learner will be conducted in this paper. This study attempts to explore the following aspects: cultural and language learning background, language learning experiences, language learning preference, perceived difficulties with English, strategies used to overcome those difficulties, as well as some factors that influence language learning. In the end, some recommendations will also be put forward for improving his future English learning. It is hoped that this study will inspire further research in the area of language learning strategies and contribute to the development of more effective language teaching practices.

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How to cite this paper

A Case Study of an English Language Learner

How to cite this paper: Yafei Wang. (2024) A Case Study of an English Language Learner. Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science8(3), 772-776.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2024.03.040