The Relationship between Iranian EFL learners’ performance on Group Embedded Figure Test and Cognitive Ability for Novelty in Acquisition of Language

The Relationship between Iranian EFL learners’ performance on Group Embedded Figure Test and Cognitive Ability for Novelty in Acquisition of Language

The Relationship between Iranian EFL learners’ performance on Group Embedded Figure Test and Cognitive Ability for Novelty in Acquisition of Language

The present study was carried out with the aim of finding the correlation between two kinds of tests: GEFT and CANAL-FT on Iranian EFL learners which indicate cognitive and aptitude variables. For the purposes of this research, 126 undergraduate students (95 females and 31 males) all majoring in English at Shiraz Azad University participated in this study. At first, the Group Embedded Figures Test (GEFT, Witkin et al., 1977) was given to the participants to identify field dependent/independent groups. In the same session, the CANAL-FT was given to the same students who took the GEFT in order to predict the learners’ foreign language abilities and success. The result of the study suggests that test-takers’ language abilities do not correlate with field dependency….

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