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Language Learning Strategies of Primary EFL Learners: a developmental perspective


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Pasariček, Maja. (2016). Language Learning Strategies of Primary EFL Learners: a developmental perspective. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Geld, Renata].

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The aim of this study was to analyze the frequency with which primary school EFL learners used language learning strategies for listening, speaking, reading, writing, translating and learning vocabulary. The study was carried out on 53 students, divided into two age groups (fifth- and seventh-graders). Data was collected using a modified version of Cohen and Oxford’s (2002) Young Learners’ Language Strategy Use Survey, and then subject to statistical analysis using R software. The results showed that both groups of participants used translation strategies equally frequently, while the fifth-graders were more frequent users of all other groups of strategies. Both groups of participants used vocabulary strategies less frequently than those for listening. In the individual strategies within the six strategy groups, differences were found in only three subgroups. Finally, the main findings of the study were used to discuss possible implications for teaching.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: strategies, four skills, EFL, primary learners
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Geld, Renata
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2016 10:15
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2016 10:15

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