Language Learning Strategies Used By Distance Learners
Of English:A Study With A Group Of Turkish Distance Learners Of EFL


Use of language learning strategies is important for language learning. Some researchers state that language learning strategies are important because their use affects the development of communicative competence (Lessard-Clouston, 1997 & Oxford, 1990). Effective use of language learning strategies has particular importance for distance language learners who do not have direct face-to-face contact with their tutors. This study investigates the use of language learning strategies by a group of Turkish distance learners of English. Oxford (1990) Strategy Inventory for Language Learning was used and interviews were conducted to collect data. The questionnaire results show that affective strategies are used less than the other strategy categories. The reasons for the ignorance of the affective strategies are also mentioned in the study.

KEYWORDS: Language Learning Strategies, Distance EFL Learners, SILL, Affective Strategies

DOI : 10.17718/tojde.30083