The Factors Influencing Technical College Students to Choose English-Learning Websites

Yi-Chien Lin, Mei-Miao Lin, Chiung-Li Li

Abstract


The aim of the study is to examine the factors that influence technical college students to choose English-learning websites. The subjects were 165 students from a technical college in Southern Taiwan. The instrument was a questionnaire with three factors about choosing English-learning websites. One hundred sixty-five subjects completed a 10-minute questionnaire about English-learning websites in March 2017. The researchers collected the data from the questionnaire and analyzed the data using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. The results revealed that most subjects stated that they liked to learn English, but went online to learn English less than one hour per week, and most subjects agreed that learning English online was helpful and English was important for their work and academy. The results also showed that most subjects believed English was related to a higher salary and future promotions, and they planned to improve their English. In addition, the results indicated that the subjects paid more attention to the practicality and convenience of an English-learning website than to the enjoyment of it. In this paper, the researchers draw conclusions and discuss the teaching and research implications for the future.


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