How Spanish is learnt matters : university students’ use of language learning strategies

Show simple item record Lancho Perea, Luis Andrés 2019-02-06T09:35:41Z 2019
dc.description.abstract The study explored how Spanish is learnt at a South African university by analysing students’ self-reports on the use of language learning strategies. A mixed methods design was used. Considering that learning a foreign language poses particular and distinct challenges (as opposed to learning a second language), special attention was paid to aspects related to the learners’ ability to learn and the actions that they undertake to self-regulate their learning. The study found that the most frequently used strategies as perceived by students were compensation and metacognitive strategies. However, the study only found a statistically significant positive correlation between the perceived use of metacognitive strategies and the final marks received in the beginners’ course. Students who intended to continue studying Spanish also reported using statistically significantly more metacognitive strategies than those who eventually passed the beginners’ course but did not continue. en_ZA
dc.description.department Modern European Languages en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2020-07-18
dc.description.librarian hj2019 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.tandfonline.comtoc/rlms20 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Luis Lancho Perea (2019): How Spanish Is Learnt Matters: University Students’ Use of Language Learning Strategies, Language Matters, 50(1):84-101, DOI: 10.1080/10228195.2018.1527859. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1022-8195 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1753-5395 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/10228195.2018.1527859
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © Unisa Press 2018. This is an electronic version of an article published in Language Matters: Studies in the Languages of Africa, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 84-101, 2019. doi : 10.1080/10228195.2018.1527859. Language Matters : Studies in the Languages of Africa is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.comtoc/rlms20. en_ZA
dc.subject Foreign language learning en_ZA
dc.subject Foreign language teaching en_ZA
dc.subject Language learning strategies en_ZA
dc.subject Metacognitive strategies en_ZA
dc.subject Mixed methods en_ZA
dc.subject Spanish beginners en_ZA
dc.title How Spanish is learnt matters : university students’ use of language learning strategies en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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