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ERIC Number: EJ1078457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
The Relationship between Iranian EFL Learners' Beliefs about Language Learning and Their Use of Learning Strategies
Azar, Fereshteh Khaffafi; Saeidi, Mahnaz
English Language Teaching, v6 n11 p167-174 2013
The present study investigated the relationship between Iranian EFL learners' learning strategies use and their language learning beliefs. A sample of 200 Iranian EFL learners who were all English language learners at different language institutes participated in this study. Two instruments, Beliefs about Language Learning Inventory (BALLI) and the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL), were used to collect data. The data analysis, through Pearson Correlation, revealed a positive significant relationship between overall BALLI and SILL, which indicates that learners with stronger beliefs use more learning strategies. Further, the results of Regression analysis indicated that only the "learning and communication strategies" and "foreign language aptitude" subscales in BALLI are significant predictors of overall strategy use. The findings of the present study suggest that understanding learners' beliefs about language learning is critical to understand strategies used by learners and accordingly plan proper language instructions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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