International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies
Volume 2, Issue 6, 2022
Breaking the Barriers in English Language Learning in Nigeria: Focus on Learners’ Learning Styles
Author(s): Dr. Ibrahim Aisha Abdullahi
The paper examined students learning styles in English language teaching and learning in Nigeria. It discussed the barriers that English language teachers and learners undergo and how they affected their English language learning which affected their overall academic performance and communicative competence. It explores five different models of language learning styles from different psychologists and psycholinguistics and related them to the English language teaching and learning issues in Nigeria. The summary of this review triggered the understanding of the summation that eight learning styles are applicable in English language teaching and learning in Nigeria. This paper implies that when the English language learning styles are provided with the required instructional styles, the English language students would be brought back to their forgotten glory of better English language learning. The paper suggested that English language teachers in Nigeria should understand and identify their English language students learning styles and design their English language instruction according to their student’s learning styles, they should provide instructional resources that appeal to the identified students learning styles in the classroom and employ necessary instructional differentiation that can cater for the personality differences in their English language lessons.
Keywords: Barriers, Second Language, Language Learning Styles, Models of Learning Styles, English Language in Nigeria, Basic Education
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