Language Learning Strategies and English Language Proficiency: An Investigation of IUS Students

Almasa, Mulalic (2012) Language Learning Strategies and English Language Proficiency: An Investigation of IUS Students. In: 2nd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’12), 4-6 May 2012, Sarajevo.

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Learning strategies are the thoughts and actions that individuals use to accomplish a learning goal. Many researchers have been writing on language learning strategies use in language acquisition (O’Malley and Chamot, 1990; Oxford 1990; Wenden and Rubin 1987). In these studies it has been found that effective learning strategies might contribute to successful language learning. Rubin (1975) and Stern (1977) were concerned about good language learner, and in their studies show that good language learner employ certain language learning strategies in the language learning process. This paper explores Language Learning Strategies used by IUS students when learning English language. The paper will also investigate the relationship between strategy use and proficiency in English between the students of different ethnic background. The gender differences will be look at as well to see if there are any differences in strategy use between male and female students at IUS. Oxford (1990) Strategy Inventory for Language learning (SILL) will be administered to measure learning strategy preferences and proficiency in English language will be based on results on Proficiency English Test. A multiple regression analysis will be conducted to examine relationship among six types of learning strategies and scores on Proficiency Exam Test. The t-test will be employed in order to determine differences between male and female students in strategy use.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2012 09:32
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2012 09:32

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