Tag Archives: Learning strategies

An Empirical Study on EFL Learner’s Learning Strategies (Published)

To improve their language learning efficiency and outcomes, EFL learners tend to use many learning strategies in second language acquisition. This paper compares the definitions and categorizations of learning strategies provided by well-known western researchers, thus giving a general overview of literature in the field of English learning strategies. Then the paper employs the framework of Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) proposed by the western researcher Oxford to make an empirical study on English learning strategies. The subjects of the research are four students from different university. Upon comparing their choice of learning strategies, the result shows that, due to their different requirements of English proficiency and language learning environment, they choose learning strategies with different emphasis. Finally, some suggestions about the application of EFL learners’ English learning strategies are put forward. Chinese learners should be less introverted and be more willing to adopt social and affective strategies to learn English effectively.

Keywords: English foreign language learner, Learning strategies, direct strategies, indirect strategies

Investigating Students’ Learning Strategies of Medicalvocabulary: Case Study of the Faculty of Medicine, Karari University- Sudan (Published)

The aim of this study is to examine the students’ learning strategies of medical vocabulary at the faculty of medicine, Karari University- Sudan. The researchers use a questionnaire and an interview for collecting the data. Then, they adopt the descriptive analytical method to analyse it by utilising the SPSS programme. Some findings are as follows: Most students of medicine (87%) at the above faculty rarely employ cognitive, memory and determination strategies. Moreover, they never use metacognitive and social strategies in learning medical vocabulary. The following are some of the researchers’ recommendations.  First, programmes of learning medical vocabulary in an integrated way, that is to say learning content through the target language, should be developed for the benefits of the students of medicine at Karari University. Second, regarding the students of medicine weakness in the productive medical vocabulary attention should be paid to the teaching of such vocabulary.

Keywords: Case Study, Learning strategies, SPSS programme., descriptive analytical method, medical vocabulary

The Effect of Learning Strategy and Thinking Ability on the Students’ Learning Outcomes in Economics Subject of Xi Social Students in Senior High School State 1 in Pematangsiantar (Published)

The purpose of this research is to: (1) know the comparison of economic learning outcomes of students who taught with inquiry learning strategies by using internet media and expository learning strategies using internet media, (2) know the comparison of economic learning outcomes of students who have the ability to high order thinking skills and who have the ability to low order thinking skills, and (3) know the interaction between learning strategies and thinking skills on economics subject learning outcomes. The population in this research were all students of XI social students in senior high school state 1 in Pematangsiantar which consisted of 4 classes. The sampling technique used a purposive sampling method so that 2 classes sample are obtained with each of 30 students. This research used an experimental method with an instrument in the form of learning outcomes tests and a questionnaire validation of economic learning outcomes test. The analysis data used 2×2 factorial Anava. The results of this research showed that: (1) the students’ learning outcomes on economics subject taught with inquiry learning strategies using internet media are higher than the economic learning outcomes of students taught with expository learning strategies using internet, (2) the results of the students’ learning outcomes who have high order thinking skills are higher than the outcomes of students who have low order thinking skills ability, and (3) there is an interaction between learning strategies and the ability to think on the learning outcomes of the economics subject. The results of the research are expected to provide information for teachers and schools in implementing learning strategies by using internet media and students’ thinking abilities to improve the  students’ learning outcomes on economics subject of XI social students.

Keywords: Learning strategies, thinking ability and learning outcomes on economics subject

English Language Learning in Adulthood: Perceptions of female adult learners (Published)

Adult learning in an EFL context is one of the most current issues researched in education. Just as the importance of learning a language is growing by the minute, the number of adult learners is enhancing too. The current study investigates the motivation of EFL adult Learners to go back to higher education, their preferred learning styles, and difficulties faced by them. The study consisted of 132 female participants from the College of Basic Education, who answered a 45 statements questionnaire. The answers were analysed quantitatively through SPSS to find the means, frequencies, and significance in correlation with several independent variables. It has been found that female adult learners have mixed intrinsic and extrinsic motives towards learning EFL, and while learning styles varied, institutional barriers such as poor facilities, strict regulations and traditional teaching practice appear to be the greatest difficulties to learners. The study is concluded with several suggestions that aim to provide effective adult EFL learning.

Keywords: Barriers, EFL, Learning strategies, PLS, adult-learner, motivations

Degree of Implementation of Social-Emotional Learning (Sel) Approach by the Teachers of the Gifted Female Students: Bisha District, Ksa (Published)

The main purpose of this study was to examine the degree of implementation of the social and emotional approaches by the female teachers in teaching female gifted students. Seventy-item questionnaire was developed as the study instrument covering six strategies: brainstorming, role playing, dramatic playing, group discussion, storytelling and debating.  Population of the study (N=194) were female gifted students at the secondary school level in Bisha district–Saudi Arabia. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS 20.0. Pearson correlation and Cronbach’s {\displaystyle \alpha }α (alpha) coefficients were used to test the validity and reliability of the questionnaire. The results indicate that the degree of implementation of these strategies was medium. Moreover, there were no significant statistical differences between the gifted students’ rating of the degree of implementation of each strategy by their teachers and for all strategies as a whole according to the study level. The study recommends the necessity of conducting training sessions for the gifted teachers to train them on how to employ the social emotional learning strategies during the class.

Keywords: Bisha district, Gifted students, Learning strategies, Social-Emotional Learning