Foreign language learning strategy use and gender : the case of Birzeit University students

Other Title(s)

استخدام استراتيجيات تعلم اللغة الأجنبية و ارتباطها بالنوع الاجتماعي لدى طلبة جامعة يرزيت

Author

Abu Zayd, Amirah Muhammad

Source

Palestinian Journal of Open Education & e-Learning

Issue

Vol. 7, Issue 13 (31 Jan. 2019), pp.15-28, 14 p.

Publisher

al-Quds Open University Deanship of Scientific Research and Graduate Studies

Publication Date

2019-01-31

Country of Publication

Palestine (West Bank)

No. of Pages

14

Main Topic

Education
Languages

Topics

Abstract EN

The current study aimed at investigating the use of foreign language learning strategies among 178 students at Birzeit University enrolled in the English Communication course of B2, 2203.

Besides, the study examined the relationship between participants’ gender and their foreign language learning strategy use.

Oxford’s taxonomy for language learning strategies (1990) was utilized.

In this taxonomy, language learning strategies are classified into the following six main categories: cognitive, memory, metacognitive, compensation, social and affective- strategies.

A questionnaire comprising Oxford's taxonomy for second language learning strategies (1990) was used as an instrument for surveying the language learning strategies..

The overall strategy used by the whole sample was found to be located in the medium range of strategies used.

While metacognitive strategies were reported as the most utilized strategies by the participants.

Affective strategies registered the lowest use by them.

The results of the t-test indicated no statistically significant difference in the participants’ use of different learning approaches with respect to the gender variable.

Conclusions and pedagogical implications of the results were discussed

American Psychological Association (APA)

Abu Zayd, Amirah Muhammad. 2019. Foreign language learning strategy use and gender : the case of Birzeit University students. Palestinian Journal of Open Education & e-Learning،Vol. 7, no. 13, pp.15-28.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-887292

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Abu Zayd, Amirah Muhammad. Foreign language learning strategy use and gender : the case of Birzeit University students. Palestinian Journal of Open Education & e-Learning Vol. 7, no. 13 (Jan. 2019), pp.15-28.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-887292

American Medical Association (AMA)

Abu Zayd, Amirah Muhammad. Foreign language learning strategy use and gender : the case of Birzeit University students. Palestinian Journal of Open Education & e-Learning. 2019. Vol. 7, no. 13, pp.15-28.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-887292

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes appendix : p. 26-28

Record ID

BIM-887292