SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES, AND ARTS, Vol 16, No 2 (2016)

Language Learning Strategies of EFL Education Students: A Case Study of Thai Undergraduate Students

Pattanon Phonhan




Abstract


This research study was aimed to investigate the overall language
learning strategies employed by Thai Education students at tertiary level
in Thailand, which purposively grouped regarding language proficiency,
gender and field of study. The participants of the study were 165
second- year students including 42 Thai language students, 41 Social
studies students, 43 Mathematics students and 39 Science students. The
language learning strategy questionnaire, which adapted from Oxford
(1990) was used as the main instrument. Simple descriptive statistic, Pos
Hoc test and ANOVA were used in the data analysis. The findings found
that Compensation strategies was the most frequently used, while Social
strategies was the least frequently used. Moreover, the overall language
learning strategies in relation to language proficiency, gender and field
of study of Thai Education students were different but not a meaningful
significance level of .05.

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