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Preferred Ways of Study based on Korean Cultural Background


  • Department of General English, Hannam University, Korea, Republic of


Objectives: The objective of this research aims to tell the effective English ways of study based on Korean cultural background. There is an intimate and inevitable relationship between language and thought in a certain culture. Methods/ Statistical Analysis: Data were collected from the questionnaires, interviews and peer evaluations. Findings: The research focuses on effect of having noticed cultural different cultural backgrounds, especially a Korean cultural background and how these differences are revealed in the classroom. Results showed that students’ preferred ways of study were teachercentered and individualized self -study. The results of the data analysis indicated that students with Korean cultural backgrounds are not active, but tend to be reflective. Improvements/Applications: Understanding and acquiring more knowledge about different learning style theories and Korean cultural background is wide spread. It is very important for teachers and students to recognize different learning environments based on the different cultural backgrounds where students have been.


Cultural Background, Korean Culture, Learning Environment, Preferred Ways of Study, Teacher-Centered.

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