The Social Sciences

Year: 2013
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Page No. 25 - 28

Language Learners’ Memory and Language Learning Strategies: Can Cooperative Language Learning Instruction Make a Difference?

Authors : Soheila Zamini and Zahra Gholami

Abstract: This study investigated the effectiveness of Cooperative Language Learning (CLL) on using language learning strategies in interaction with self-efficacy among female students. The participants included 34 third junior high school female students in Tabriz that were selected through cluster random sampling. A total of 17 students were in experimental group and 17 students were in control group. In the pre-test stage, all of the subjects in both groups answered to the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) and General Self Efficacy Scale (GSES). Then, the experimental group was treated by cooperative English learning, control group received traditional English learning during one academic semester. After the treatment, the subjects in both groups were post-tested by the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL). Data were analyzed by ANCOVA and the results showed a significant difference between the pre- and post-test scores of memory for the experimental group. The findings also revealed no significant difference between the pre- and post-test scores of cognitive, compensation, meta-cognitive, affective and social strategies. The study discusses implications of employing CLL to foster language learning.

How to cite this article:

Soheila Zamini and Zahra Gholami, 2013. Language Learners’ Memory and Language Learning Strategies: Can Cooperative Language Learning Instruction Make a Difference?. The Social Sciences, 8: 25-28.

Design and power by Medwell Web Development Team. © Medwell Publishing 2022 All Rights Reserved