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ERIC Number: EJ1043665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1302-6488
Language Learning Strategies Used by Distance Learners of English: A Study with a Group of Turkish Distance Learners of EFL
Altunay, Dilek
Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, v15 n3 p291-305 Jul 2014
Use of language learning strategies is important for language learning. Some researchers state that language learning strategies are important because their use affects the development of communicative competence (Lessard-Clouston, 1997 & Oxford, 1990). Effective use of language learning strategies has particular importance for distance language learners who do not have direct face-to-face contact with their tutors. This study investigates the use of language learning strategies by a group of Turkish distance learners of English. Oxford (1990) Strategy Inventory for Language Learning was used and interviews were conducted to collect data. The questionnaire results show that affective strategies are used less than the other strategy categories. The reasons for the ignorance of the affective strategies are also mentioned in the study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strategy Inventory for Language Learning
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