Authors: Emine Bala1 & Ali Bala2
1Department of English Language Teaching,Faculty of Education, Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq
2Department of English Language Teaching,Faculty of Education, Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq
Abstract: The majority of the people use English now is non-native speakers. The reason for that is English internationally plays a significant role in many areas such that international relations and diplomacy, science, engineering, the entertainment industry, education, banking, medicine and so on. Also, it acts as a bridge that binds the cultures, traditions and new ideas. In this respect, language teachers have always been in search of the new techniques, strategies, approaches, methodologies and so forth. One of the key themes anticipated by the researchers is Strategopedia which is defined as ‘Learning to Learn’; in other words, teaching language learning strategies to the learners so as to make them independent learners. Since some of the students do not recognize these strategies, they may not facilitate their own learning process, or they apply to inappropriate strategies that do not match with their learning style. This study aims to find out the most or the least used language learning strategies by the English Language Teaching Department third-year students at a private university and reveal a needs analysis of language learning strategy teaching. Oxford’s (1990) Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) Version 7.0 (ESL/EFL) which has been used in many academic studies was distributed to the students. Then, the data were evaluated in the SPSS software program. The results will pilot the teachers in terms of designing the courses, material selection or strategy teaching guidance.
Keywords: Learning to Learn, Language Learning Strategies, Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL), Strategopedia
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International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies
ISSN 2520-0968 (Online), ISSN 2409-1294 (Print), December 2018, Vol.5, No.2