The Social Sciences

Year: 2020
Volume: 15
Issue: 2
Page No. 64 - 71

Language Learning Strategies Used by Successful Students of Senior High Schools of Riau Province and Riau Archipelago Province-Indonesia and Their Socio-Economic, Academi and Types of School Factors

Authors : Fakhri Ras, Mahdum , Hasnah Faizah and Nor Aishah Buang

Abstract: The objectives of this study are to: examine the correlation between the use of language learning strategies and the score of TOEFL Equivalent, differentiate the use of Language Learning Strategies (LLS) by successful students in three factors; socio-economic (high and medium income parents), academic (natural science and social science) and types of school (state and private) and (make the rank order of the preferred activities to learn receptive skills (listening, reading, vocabulary and structure) and productive skills (speaking and writing) of English language by the successful students. The populations are the third year successful students of 2014 and 2015 academic year from selected senior high schools in Riau province and Riau Archipelago province related to socio-economic, academic and types of school. The number of the population is about 36.200, students. The samples were taken randomly as big as 5% or 1.810 students. The quantitative data were collected by using Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) (Oxford) while interview section was done to 60 selected students taken from the sample in order to get the qualitative data. Statistical package for social science (SPSS Version 17) was used to analyze the data on the use of language learning strategies, the correlation between the use of LLS and the TOEFL equivalent scores. The findings show the different LLS among socio-economic, academic and types of school. The students used compensation strategy (mean 3.40) as the most effective strategy. There is a significant correlation between the use (a very strong relationship). The implication of this study is that LLS and TOEFL should be well informed to the students by the English teachers in Riau province and Riau Archipelago province, Indonesia

How to cite this article:

Fakhri Ras, Mahdum , Hasnah Faizah and Nor Aishah Buang, 2020. Language Learning Strategies Used by Successful Students of Senior High Schools of Riau Province and Riau Archipelago Province-Indonesia and Their Socio-Economic, Academi and Types of School Factors. The Social Sciences, 15: 64-71.

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