International Journal of Educational Policy Research and Review
Vol.3 (6), pp. 98-103 August, 2016
Available online at https://www.journalissues.org/IJEPRR/
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)hotmail.com,ceylani.akay(at)ibu.edu.ba
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