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ERIC Number: EJ1149486
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2202-9478
The Impact of Age on Using Language Learning Strategies
Sepasdar, Mansoreh; Soori, Afshin
International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, v2 n3 p26-31 Jul 2014
Since age plays an important role in learning a second or foreign language, the present study investigated how different students in different age groups used language learning strategies. The participants of this study were 94 Iranian EFL students from four educational levels and different age groups as, primary (10-12), guidance (13-15), high school (16- 18), and university students (19-23). The Strategy Inventory for Language Learning was used as an instrument in the study. The results revealed that different age groups used different language learning strategies. Running a one-way ANOVA indicated a significant difference between age groups and using language learning strategies. Moreover, the outcomes of this study showed that in comparison with other learning strategies, compensation strategies used more frequently by guidance, high school, and university students. Among different learning strategies, social and affective strategies were used more frequently by university students. Therefore, teachers should consider age group preferences for using language learning strategies and adjust their teaching in a way to meet the students' needs in learning a second or foreign language.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strategy Inventory for Language Learning
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