The Research on the Differences Between Male and Female Middle School Students in English Learning: A Case Study in Xiangning No.2 Middle School



This article mainly focuses on the differences between male and female middle school students in English learning. In order to clarify whether there are gender differences in the middle school student’s English learning and seek out in what ways the concrete differences are showed, the author adopts two methods to investigate and analyze the differences: analysis of students’ exam results and questionnaire analysis. Taking Xiangning No.2 Middle School as an example, first, the author compares of students’ English Graduation Exam results and other subjects Graduation Exam results from 2015 to 2017; then the author investigates and analyzes the results of students’ English Entrance Exam and English Graduation Exam from 2015 to 2017. According to the test scores, the author confirms the fact that there are significant differences between male and female middle school students in English learning. What’s more, the author carries on a questionnaire survey among 180 students of Xiangning No.2 Middle School. From the analysis of questionnaire results, the author finds that the concrete differences are showed in five aspects: learning motivation, learning attitude, learning interest, the attitude towards exam and learning methods. Finally, the author puts forward some effective learning methods and strategies for male and female students to improve their English ability. Gender differences have a great effect on middle school students’ English learning, so English teachers should teach students in accordance with gender differences. Thus, male and female students will have a better development.


Middle school; Male and female; Differences; English learning; strategies

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