The influence of gender on Omani college students’ English language learning strategies, comprehension and motivation

Azhaar Ambu Saidi, Rahma Al-Mahrooqi

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Gender’s influence on education, especially on foreign language learning, cannot be denied. The current study investigates the effect of gender on English language learning among Omani higher education students. The results indicate that there are differences between males and females with regard to language learning strategies, language comprehension and language learning motivation. Additionally, a relatively large group of participants indicated that gender differences in English language learning cannot be attributed to social and cultural reasons as Omani society provides equal opportunities for both genders to learn English. Most of the study’s findings are consistent with previous findings, lending further support to the idea that there are differences between males and females in language learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-244
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2012



  • Comprehension
  • Gender
  • Learning strategies
  • Motivation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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