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Ardasheva, Yuliya; Tretter, Thomas R. – Modern Language Journal, 2013
As the school-aged English language learner (ELL) population continues to grow in the United States and other English-speaking countries, psychometrically sound instruments to measure their language learning strategies (LLS) become ever more critical. This study adapted and validated an adult-oriented measure of LLS (50-item "Strategy…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Strategies, Measures (Individuals)
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Winke, Paula – Modern Language Journal, 2013
In this study I examine the construct of aptitude in learning Chinese as a second language (L2) to an advanced level. I test 2 hypotheses: first, that L2 aptitude comprises 4 components--working memory, rote memory, grammatical sensitivity, and phonemic coding ability--and second, that L2 aptitude affects learning both directly and indirectly…
Descriptors: Chinese, Second Language Learning, Short Term Memory, Language Aptitude
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Nakatani, Yasuo – Modern Language Journal, 2006
This study focuses on how valid information about learner perception of strategy use during communicative tasks can be gathered systematically from English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. First, the study attempted to develop a questionnaire for statistical analysis, named the Oral Communication Strategy Inventory (OCSI). The research…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Factor Analysis, Communication Strategies, English (Second Language)