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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 2, February 2020 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Challenges Faced By L2 Learners In Learning English Language In Technical Institutions

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AUTHOR(S)

Dr. J. Rajini , Dr. V. Krishnamoorthy

 

KEYWORDS

Anxiety, Comprehension, Fluency, Grammar, Influence, Language, Pronunciation, Vocabulary.

 

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study is to identify the challenges faced by L2 learners in learning English Language. This study was conducted among students studying in Technical Institutions in Erode District, Tamil Nadu State. The researchers collected the data by administering structured questionnaire method. Systematic sampling method was also employed by the researchers to collect the data. This study was conducted from January 2019 to September 2019. The researchers used statistical techniques like Factor analysis, Multiple regression, Cronbach alpha for data analysis. This study identified seven important dimensions of difficulties faced by L2 learners in learning English Language. They are: Grammar, Vocabulary Knowledge, Fluency, Pronunciation, Comprehension, Mother Tongue Influence and Anxiety. Among the identified dimensions the study found that there are significant impacts on Pronunciation, Comprehension, Mother Tongue Influence and Anxiety. Furthermore, the results revealed that there are no significant impacts on Grammar, Vocabulary Knowledge and Fluency. Mother Tongue Influence had the highest mean score (3.77) and it was the highly perceived problem dimension among engineering students learning English as the second Language.

 

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