Learner Variables in Acquisition of English as a Second Language in Open and Distance Mode: An Analysis


  • Sapna Miranda St. Albert’s College (Autonomous)


Learner variables, Second language acquisition, Open and distance learning


This study is an analysis of variables that influence the second language acquisition of English in the ODL mode. It studies the interplay between various social and psychological factors at work behind the learning of English. Teaching-learning a skill-based subject such as English is fraught with various difficulties and the end result is not usually given the attention that it deserves. It is imperative to have a strong body of research that looks into the profile of the distance learner.

Author Biography

Sapna Miranda, St. Albert’s College (Autonomous)

Department  of English, St. Albert’s College (Autonomous), Banerjee Road, Kochi – 682 018, Kerala, India