An Investigation of Non-English major Undergraduates’ Net-based Autonomous College English Learning

  • Qi Zhong Gannan Normal College, Ganzhou
Keywords: Net-based autonomous College English learning (NCEL), students’ attitudes and behavior, learning autonomy


This paper presents the results of an empirical study carried out with Chinese college students on net-based autonomous college English learning (NCEL). Through questionnaires and interviews, the study reveals that students have a positive attitude toward NCEL in general. However these students display only a medium level of autonomous learning behaviors. The correlation between students’ attitudes and behaviors is not high enough to guarantee that positive attitudes will bring about high frequency of NCEL behaviors, and consequently the promotion of autonomy in English learning.