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Title: Language Learning Strategies and English Proficiency: Are They Related?
Authors: Hastuti, Gita
Keywords: language learning strategies;language proficiency
Issue Date: Nov-2012
Publisher: Widya Sari
Abstract: Learning strategies have been viewed to play an essential role in second/foreign language learning as they help learners improve language proficiency in many ways (Oxford, 1990), especially when they know how to employ appropriate strategies while learning a target language (Lai, 2009). In this regard, a considerable amount of research has been reported to show a positive association between strategy use and proficiency (Peacock & Ho, 2003). However, it should be noted that learning strategies are subject to the learning context and to the learner‟s information processing preferences (Cohen, 2003). This study was conducted to seek whether such an association also existed in this specific context, that is, whether there was an association between the language learning strategies used by the English major freshmen of a university in Salatiga, Indonesia with their English proficiency. Oxford‟s SILL version 7.0 (1989) was chosen to uncover the utilized learning strategies, and the freshmen‟s test scores in structure/grammar, writing, reading, and vocabulary during the first semester of their study were used to represent their proficiency. The findings revealed that although there was no significant correlation between the learning strategies and the students‟ proficiency, the strongest association was found between cognitive strategies and the structure/grammar test scores despite the report that the students employed metacognitive strategies the most often.
Description: The 6th International Seminar 2012 “Research in Teacher Education : What, How, and Why?” Salatiga, November 21-22, 2012
URI: http://repository.uksw.edu/handle/123456789/2692
ISBN: 978-979-1098-58-15
Appears in Collections:The 6th International Seminar 2012 "Research in Teacher Education : What, How, and Why?"

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