Indonesian EFL students' use of learning strategies for speaking skills

Sri Wayjuni, Elke STRACKE

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Abstract

This study investigates language learning strategies for speaking skills used by Indonesian EFL tertiary students. such strategies have an effect on language learning outcomes and they can be learnt. This implies that less successful learners can make use of the present study finding t improve their strategy use, which may increase learning outcomes. In addition, among Indonesian EFL students, speaking is still highly intimidating, and hence more attention on this language skill is required. The study addresses how students use strategies, and why they use them in specific ways. This paper draws on interviews and learning diaries for speaking skills obtained from students and Gajayana University. The study demonstrates that the students used strategies consciously, confidently, effortlessly, r persistently. The motives why they used the strategies in such specific way are the perceived usefulness of pleasure in using the strategies. Thus, this research supports the previous findings regarding conscious and confident use of strategies, but additionally, uncovers effortful and persistent use of strategies as important approaches on how students use strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-37
Number of pages19
JournalMetafora: Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pembelajarannya
Volume2
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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