An Exploratory Study of the Language-learning Style Preferences of Iranian EFL High School Students

Afsaneh Effatdokht Ramezani, Meysam Dehgahi, Hanie Hashemi


This study explored the learning style preferences of 40 Iranian students at Marefat Iranian high school in Kuala Lumpur of which, 20 are females and 20 are males. To this end, this study used structured interview to elicit in-depth information from the students. The results of the study showed that learning style preferences of Iranian students were different according to their gender. Female students preferred auditory learning as their major learning style, while male students preferred kinesthetic more. Moreover, the findings revealed that Kinesthetic learning was the least preferred learning style of the most female students, whereas the least preferred learning style of male students was tactile learning. 

Keywords:  Learning Style Preferences, High School Students, Gender, EFL 

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