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International Journal of Educational Policy Research and Review
ISSN 2360-7076
Vol.3 (6), pp. 98-103 August, 2016
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Article ID:/16/EPRR/047/06 pages
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Original Research Article

An investigation of language learning strategies used by university English language teaching students in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Considering the gender variable

Ceylani Akay* and Salih Cıngıllıoğlu

English Language and Literature Department, Faculty of Education, International Burch University Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

*Corresponding Author Email: ceylaniakay(at),ceylani.akay(at)

date Received: July 1, 2016     date Accepted: July 27, 2016     date Published: August 9, 2016


The purpose of this study  is  to assess the language learning strategies used by English Language Teaching students in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Oxford’s Stratetegy Inventory Language Learning (SILL)  was  conducted to investigate the differences between male and female university students in BiH.The study also explores the effect of gender on strategy choice of university students in BiH in the ELT departments. The more we discover about the language learning strategies, the more we influence the performance of language learners. This study contributes to further  implications for research on language learning strategies, material design and teacher education.

Key words: Language learning, teaching, metacognitive, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Akay and Cıngıllıoğlu