This causal-comparative research will focus on twenty males and twenty female, postgraduate Non-native speaking students (N.N.S) studying at University Technology Malaysia (UTM) from different countries like Chinese, Iraqi, Somalia and Yemen. The rational for the choice of subjects is that these learners find it difficult to communicate freely in the target language, which is due to the methods of language teaching applied in Non-native countries. This study is to contribute more understanding of Language Learning strategies (L.L.S) (Metacognitive, cognitive and affective strategies) frequently used by N.N.L. The result of the findings had indeed disclosed some valuable insights on the language learning strategies by N.N. postgraduate learners employ in their academic life. The findings had reported the language learning strategies employed by both male and female students.  Based on the findings, revealed that between the two categories in metacognitive, strategy employed in the questionnaire, Centring students learning was the highest reported Metacognitive strategy

Keywords: Cognitive and Affective Strategies, Metacognitive, Non-native Speaking Learners (N.N.S.L)

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