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  • + The Relationship Between Extroversion-Introversion English Proficiency Among English Major Students and Presenter: Minyeh Tsai Advisor: Dr. Wangching Chen Date: 2013/12/ 30
  • + Contents Introduction Literature Review Methodology 2
  • Introduction Background + Purpose Research questions Significance of the study 3
  • Background The classroom in Taiwan where English is learned as a foreign language (EFL), with the amount of approximately 45 students and only one teacher, it is not easy for teachers to notice the relationship between every students personality type and their English proficiency. 4
  • Background Good Extroverts = English Proficiency Outgoing Open-minded Shy Quiet talkative Non-talkative Sociable Unsociable Stereotype 5
  • Purpose The purpose of this study attempts to probe into the relationship between extroversionintroversion and students English proficiency in Taiwan. E I 6
  • Research questions Q1: Do extroverts perform better on their TOEIC tests than introverts? Q2: Do the extroverts and introverts use similar learning strategies when learning a second language? Q3: What are the relationship among extroversionintroversion personality, learning strategy and English proficiency? 7
  • Significance of the study To provide an empirical research into the scarcity of information on Taiwanese English major students individual differences and their English proficiency 8
  • Literature Review Personality Personality Types + The Notion of Extroversion and Introversion Extroverted-introverted and Language Proficiency Extroverted-introverted and LLSs Extroverted-introverted, LLSs and Language Proficiency 9
  • Personality Personality is the type of person you are, which is shown by the way you behave, feel and think. (Sharma, 2008) Personality is defined as the sum total of our mental, emotional, social and physical characteristics that distinguishes us from others. They are what make us the unique person we are. 10 (Yusoff, Rahim, &
  • Personality types This trait includes characteristics such as: excitability sociability talkativeness assertiveness expressiveness (Fiske et al., 1949) 11
  • The notion of extroversion and introversion Extroverts are always regarded as life of the party person; in contrast, introverts are thought of as quite and reserved, with tendencies toward reclusiveness. Unfortunately, these stereotypes have influenced teachers perceptions of students. (Brown, 1994) 12
  • Extroverted-introverted and language proficiency Many second language acquisition (SLA) theorists claimed that extroverts are the better language learners. (Shahila & Meenakshi, 2012) Introverts actually have higher English proficiency than the extroverted learners, which is not what she expected. (Busch, 1982) 13
  • Extroverted-introverted and language learning strategies Horwitz points out language learners are individuals approaching language learning in their own unique way. (Horwitz, 1999) The field of Language Learning Strategies (LLSs) certainly becomes important element that affect ones learning. (Ehraman & Oxford, 1990) 14
  • Extroverted-introverted and language learning strategies The Summary of Correlations Among the Overall Six Categories of Strategy Use and Extroversion Trait MEM. MET. Pearson Correlation .261** .089 .042 .166* .022 .168* Sig. (2-tailed) .000 .195 .538 .015 .747 .014 N Extroversion COG. COM. AFF. SOC. 213 213 213 213 213 213 Fazeli discovered only three LLSs, which are Memory Strategy, Metacognitive Strategy and Social Language Learning Strategy were significant correlated with the extroversion trait. (Fazeli, 2012) 15
  • Extroverted-introverted, LLSs and language proficiency Since 1990s, there has been a growing interest on how personality correlates to the academic performance. (Fazeli, 2012) Individuals are characterized by a unique pattern of traits, and some studies show successful language learners choose strategies suit to their personalities. (Oxford & Nyikos, 1989) 16
  • Extroverted-introverted, LLSs and language proficiency Influences of Language Learning Skehan has clarified the relationship among factors influencing language-learning outcome and underlines the pivotal role of personality trait, learning strategies certainly becomes one of the essential variables in an intermediate position. (Skehan, 1991) 17
  • Research Gap Even there were some researchers focused on students English proficiency and extroversionintroversion factors, e.g., Buschs study; still, there were very few research conducted in Asian, especially in Taiwan. 18
  • Methodology The research design + Participants and Instrumentations Procedure Data analysis Questionnaire example 19
  • The research design Quantitative study 20
  • Methodology 21
  • Statistical methods 22
  • Procedure 1 2 3 6 5 4 23
  • Participants for pilot study 1A 2A 3A 4A 1B 2B 3B 4B Junior Senior Freshman Sophomore ? 24
  • Procedure of giving out questionnaires 25
  • questionnaires : ICRT ( ) (TOEIC) 26
  • Part 2: (Fazeli, 2012) 27
  • Part 3: (Chien, Wu, Chu, & Chang, 2000) 28
  • + Thank you for listening. 29