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International Journal of English Language Education

Effects of Language Learning Strategies and Learners’ Motivation on Students’ Learning Achievement

Hao-Yuan Cheng, Nai-Ying Chang
Assistant professor in General Education Program EFL Faculty, Tzu Chi College of Technology 880, Sec.2, Chien-kuo Rd. Hualien City, Taiwan 970, R.O.C E-mail: cheng829@yahoo.com Assistant professor in Applied English Department Hsiu Ping University of Science of Technology No.11 Gongye Rd, Dali Dist., Taichung City 412-80, Taiwan, R.O.C E-mail: naiyingc@gmail.com
Abstract :

This study investigated whether learning strategies had made any impact on learners’ achievement and explored whether learning motivation was correlated with learning strategies. The participants of this study were the students from the EFL (English as a Foreign Language) intermediate level course at a college in Taiwan. The students were given a pretest and a posttest. The mean scores of these tests were compared with a SILL survey (Strategies Inventory for Language Learning) at the end of the investigation. The participants’ course performance was compared with their use of learning strategies. The assumption of the relationship between learning strategies and motivation is that motivated learners have a greater desire to seek out solutions or support from others and employ more strategies to process the new information. The results of this investigation revealed that only the memory strategies had a significant difference in the posttest of Group A on the independent sample t-test analysis

Keywords :
Language learning strategies, Learning motivation and Achievement

Date Deposited : 27 Jan 2016 11:14

Last Modified : 27 Jan 2016 11:14

Official URL: http://www.macrothink.org/journal/index.php/ijele/issue/view/384

Volume 3, Number 2, - 2015 , ISSN 2325-0887

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