THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ LEARNING STYLES AND THEIR TEACHERS’ PREFERRED GRAMMAR TEACHING TECHNIQUES (Published)
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between university students’ preferred learning styles and their teachers’ preferred grammar teaching techniques. The research paradigm was that of interpretivism and the particular research method adopted was the descriptive research method .The tool used for data collection was a pair of questionnaires : one for teachers and the other for students. The sample consisted of 50 teachers and 100 students. Both samples were selected randomly ( simple random sampling ) from the overall population of English language teachers ( 116 ), and that of English language students ( 584 ) in an Arabic – medium Middle eastern university. For data analysis frequency distribution tables and percentages were used. The findings indicate that those teachers use a variety of techniques to teach grammar. Most of these techniques suit the students’ learning styles.