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ERIC Number: ED521415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul-1
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Language Learning Strategy Use: A Study of Pre-Service Teachers in Malaysia
Wong, Mary Siew-Lian
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Language learning strategies are specific actions or techniques that learners use to assist their progress in developing second or foreign language skills (Oxford, 1990). Knowledge of students' strategy use is important, as this will provide information to teachers concerning the strategy training needs of their students. This paper presents the findings of a study to explore the language learning strategies of 60 pre-service teachers (17 males, 43 females) enrolled in a Bachelor of Education (TESOL) program. Strategy use was assessed through administering the Strategy Inventory of Language Learning (SILL), a widely used 50-item self-scoring survey developed by Oxford (1990). Overall, strategy use of pre-service teachers was moderate, with pre-service teachers reporting most frequent use of social strategies, followed by metacognitive, compensation, cognitive, memory and affective strategies. There was no gender difference in pre-service teachers' use of language learning strategies. In conclusion, pedagogical implications of the findings and suggestions for further research are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strategy Inventory for Language Learning