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Teachers‘ Awareness of Second Language Learning Strategies Adopted and Used by Their Students: A Questionnaire

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Author(s): Ahmed Qadoury Abed

Journal: Theory and Practice in Language Studies
ISSN 1799-2591

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 205;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: second language learning strategies | Iraqi EFL learners | SILL

ABSTRACT
The present study investigates Iraqi university-level teachers’ awareness of these strategies adopted and used by their students in leaning a second language. A questionnaire is administered to twenty-seven teachers in five department regarding English as their major knowledge. Definitions, importance classifications and teaching second language learning strategies are dealt with. The study shows that these teachers are aware that their students are able to adopt and use a number of these strategies more proficiently than others .Aware and unaware strategies can be regarded as points of strength and weakness, respectively, if a strategy-based instruction is applied inside the classroom. Iraqi university-teachers are aware of these strategies used and adopted by their students inside the classroom. Meta-cognitive strategies are more adopted and used by students; therefore the less problematic one .Whereas Affective strategies are more problematic than other types of strategies. English academic majors, i.e., linguistics, literature, and translation proved to be effective in students' use of strategies.

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