LANGUAGE LEARNING STRATEGIES OF ESL LEARNERS AT MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY IN IMPROVING THEIR ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS

Rusnadi Rusnadi

Abstract


This mini research is intended to know the language learning strategies used by ESL students to improve their English language skills, and whether or not there is a different between male and female in the use of the strategies. The data were collected from 25 participants by using survey technique. The collected data were analyzed by using multiple regression analysis which includes Coefficients of Discrimination (r squared), Intercept Coefficients (the constant), and Variable Coefficients (slope), and then concluded inductively. The result of this study shows that strategies of language learning have significant influence to the improvement of students’ language Skills, specifically for listening, speaking and reading. It is also conclude that there is no significant influence of strategy of learning to the improvement of vocabulary and writing skills. There is no significant difference of using strategy in relation with different genders (male & female). However, there is a slight difference between male and female in the use of reading strategies.


Keywords


Language learning strategies, ESL Learners, language skills

Full Text:

PDF

References


Baker, W. & Boonkit, K. (2004). Learning Strategies in Reading and Writing: EAP Contexts. Regional Language Centre Journal. 35 (3), 299 – 328. DOI: 10.1177/0033688205052143

Gerami, M.H., & Baiglou, S.M.G. (2011). Language Learning Strategies Used by Successful and Unsuccessful Iranian EFL Students. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Science. 29, 1567-1576. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.11.399

Griffiths, C. (2007). Language learning strategies: Students' and Teachers' Perceptions. ELT JOurnal, 61, 91-99.

Hashemi, M. (2011). Strategies of Iranian EFL Learners. International Journal of Academic Research.

Hsun Su, M., & Duo, P. (2012). EFL Learners’ Language Learning Strategy use and Perceived Self-Efficacy. European Journal of Social Sciences, 335-345.

Hurd, S., & Lewis, T. (2008). Language Learning Strategies in Independent Settings. In S. Hurd, & T. Lewis, Language Learning Strategies in Independent Settings (p. 8). Toronto, Canada: Multilingual Matter.

Main, R. D. (2012, November 13). The Huffington Post.com. Retrieved from The Huffington Post.com: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/06/hurricane-damage-climate-change_n_2081960.html

Oxford, R. L. (1990). Language learning strategies: What every teacher should know. In R. L. Oxford, Language learning strategies: What every teacher should know (p. 8). Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle Publishers.

Oxford, R. L. & Burry-Stock, J.A. (1995). Assessing the Use of Language Learning Strategies Worldwide with the ESL/EFL Version of the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL). System. 23 (1), 1 – 23. 0346-251X(94)00047-6

Oxford, R.L. & Ehrman, M.E. (1995). Adults' Language Learning Strategies in an Intensive Foreign Language Program in the United States. System. 23 (3), 359 -386. 0346-251X(95)00023-2

Qingquan, N., Chatupote, M., & Teo, A. (2008). A Deep Look into Learning Strategy Use by Successful and Unsuccessful Students in the Chinese EFL Learning Context. RELC Journal, 29(3), 338-358. doi:10.1177/0033688208096845

Riley, J., & Jolis, A. (2012, November 13). AOL On NEWS.com. Retrieved from AOL On NEWS.com: http://on.aol.com/video/opinion--dont-blame-climate-change-for-frankenstorm-517523373

Su, MH., & Dou, PC. (2012). EFL Learners’ Language Learning Strategy Use and Perceived Self-Efficacy. European Journal of Social Science, 27 (3), 335 -345. ISSN 1450-2267

Tragant, E., & Victori, M. (2012). Language Learning Strategies, Course Grade, and Age in EFL Secondary School Learners. Language Awareness, 21(3), 293-308.

Wong L.L.C., & Nunan, D. (2011). The Learning Styles and Strategies of Effective Language Learners. System. 39, 144 – 163. doi:10.1016/j.system.2011.05.004

Yabukoshi, T., & Takeuchi, O. (2009). Language Learning Strategies Used by Lower Secondary School Learners in Japanese EFL Context. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 136.

Zhang, D., & Goh, C. C. (2006). Strategy Knowledge and Perceived Strategy Use: Singaporean Students’ Awareness of Listening and Speaking Strategies. Language Awareness, 15(3), 199-210. doi:10.2167/la342.0




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18592/let.v4i1.1396

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2017 Rusnadi Rusnadi



Printed ISSN : 2086-9606 | Online ISSN  : 2549-2454

  

 

LET Journal Indexed by:

Creative Commons License
LET (LINGUISTICS, LITERATURE, AND LANGUAGE TEACHING) http://jurnal.uin-antasari.ac.id/index.php/let/index licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.