Language Learning Strategies of Hong Kong And Malaysian Students

Andrew, Yau-hau Tse (2012) Language Learning Strategies of Hong Kong And Malaysian Students. In: Prague International Conference 2012, 26-29 June 2012 , Euro-American University, Prague, Czech Republic. . (Unpublished)


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Language learning strategies (LLS) that help learners enhance their language competence have played an important role in language learning; their spectrum has become one fertile area of research in second language acquisition (MacIntyre, 1994). The objective of this study is to investigate the LLS used by university students in Hong Kong and in Malaysia. Oxford’s (1990) Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) was used as the research instrument. The findings reveal that Hong Kong students use compensation strategies (medium use) and Malaysian students adopt memory strategies (low use) in learning English. To conclude, Hong Kong students used LLS in medium use, with no high use; whereas Malaysian students used LLS in low use, with no high or medium use. Finally, recommendations on LLS are proposed for ESL teachers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Language Learning Strategies; Second Language Acquisition; Applied Linguistics
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Faculty/Division: Centre For Modern Languages and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Siti Aishah Ghani
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 02:03
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 07:59
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