Proceedings of ISELT FBS Universitas Negeri Padang
Vol 2 (2014): Proceedings of 2nd International Seminar on English Language Teaching (ISELT)

Language Learning Strategies Used By Successful Students Of Senior High Schools In Dumai, Bengkalis, And Selat Panjang Riau Province

Fakhri Ras (University of Riau)
Mahdum Mahdum (University of Riau)
Masyhur Masyhur (University of Riau)

Article Info

Publish Date
12 Aug 2014


The objective of this study is to examine the relationship between language learning strategies used by successful students of senior high schools in Dumai, Bengkalis, and Selat Panjang based on type of school, and academic factors. In addition, this study also aims to identify the strategies used by the respondents to learn English in general, four language skills, vocabulary, and structure. The population of the study are all successful students from senior high schools in Dumai, Bengkalis, and Selat Panjang. The number of the population is about 4000 students. Due to the homogenous characters of the population, the sample are taken randomly as big as 10 % or 400 students out of the population. The quantitative data are collected by using Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) (Oxford; 1989) while interviewing section is conducted to 60 selected students taken from the sample in order to get the qualitative data. Descriptive and inferential statistics are used to analyze the data on the use of the language learning strategies (SILL). One-Way Anova is used to determine the differences of language learning strategies usage based on academic, and type of school. The findings show different language learning strategies among the students based on type of school, and academic factors. The students used social strategy (mean: 4.02) as the most effective strategy. The implication of the study is that language learning strategies should be taught in the classroom. 

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