English Journal Literacy Utama
Vol 3 No 2 (2019): English Journal Literacy UTama

High Achievers

Kusumayanthi, Susi (Unknown)

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Publish Date
30 Sep 2019


This paper reports on language learning strategies to develop speaking skill employed by university students categorized as high achiever students. It also focuses on the reasons why they employed those strategies. The study focuses on the above topics because the research concerning language learning strategies to develop speaking skill still receives a little attention in Indonesian EFL context. Some researchers, such as Chamot (1993), affirm that language learning strategy has primarily benefit for developing speaking skill. Two university students were participating in this study. They were studying in the eighth semester at a university in Bandung. They were taking a three-month English for Job Seekers Program supported by the university. In selecting the participants, this study made use of purposeful sampling to gain the important information from the participants (Alwasilah, 2002: 146). The instruments used were questionnaires and interviews. The questionnaires were adapted from Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) Version7.0 as well as Background Questionnaire developed by Oxford (1990). The interview was an open-ended interview. The study then revealed several findings, among others, is that the high achiever students employed meta-cognitive strategies the most. Concerning the reasons why they employed those strategies were presented in this research.

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Humanities Education Languange, Linguistic, Communication & Media


It is a peer-reviewed journal published on October 29th, 2018 by Study Program of English Language, Faculty of Languages, Universitas Widyatama, Indonesia. English Journal Literacy UTama (EJL-UTama) is published twice a year form October to March and from April to September. The scopes of this ...