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ERIC Number: ED461287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 14
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Effects of Language Learning Strategy Training on English Learning.
Huang, Shenghui Cindy
This study evaluated a semester-long English learning strategy training course in terms of its impact on students' learning achievement, attitudes, anxiety, and proficiency. Participants were 47 Taiwanese college students who were randomly assigned to experimental or control groups. Prior to the course, all participants took the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). During the first week of the semester, students completed the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning, the Motivational Intensity Questionnaire, and the Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale. Experimental group students were taught English learning strategies through the semester, while control group students received no intervention. Students completed the evaluations again at the end of the semester. Results supported the assumption that language-learning strategies can be taught and can help foreign language learners in the learning process. Students who did not receive the strategy training did not have significant improvements in their language proficiency, learning motivation, or strategy use. Their strategy use even decreased in one area, and they had no significant decrease in their English learning anxiety levels. Students who received strategy training showed significant improvement in English proficiency, motivational intensity, and strategy use and significant decreases in English learning anxiety. (Contains 29 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan