LATVIAN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION STUDENT FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING STRATEGIES

Authors

  • Monta Jakovļeva Latvian Sports Pedagogy Academy
  • Ieva Rudzinska Latvian Academy of Sport Education
  • Gita Jakovļeva Latvian Academy of Sport Education

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17770/sie2023vol1.7165

Keywords:

health care students, HEIs (higher education institutions), sport science students, Strategy Inventory for Foreign Language Learning (SILL)

Abstract

The study focused on the frequencies of Latvian higher education institution student self-reported foreign language learning strategies. From the 86 participants 44 were males and 42 – females; sport science was studied by 48 respondents, and health care by 38; 44.20% were freshmen and 55.80% - sophomores; 76.70% were full-time and 23.30% – part-time students. The study employed the Strategy Inventory for Foreign Language Learning (SILL), consisting of 50 statements divided into 6 categories: memory, cognitive, compensation, metacognitive, social and affective. One statement from the memory strategies was removed, as it was considered non-relevant for the students. Likert scale of three choices - never, sometimes and often – was used. SPSS Version 26 was used for the data analysis. Results: 1) the investigated students tended to use cognitive (mean =2.12; st.dev.=0.29; min,=1,43; max.=3) and compensation (mean =2.11; st.dev.=0.36; min.=1,33; max.=2.83) strategies more often; 2) the students tended to use affective  (mean =1.78; st.dev.=0.39; min.=1.00; max.=2.67) strategies less often; Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test showed that compensation strategies are used more often than memory strategies (Z=5.08; Sig. =0.00) and  metacognitive strategies were used more often than affective strategies (Z=5.00; Sig. =0.00).

 

 

 

Author Biographies

  • Monta Jakovļeva, Latvian Sports Pedagogy Academy
    Department of Management and Comunication Science, Leading researcher, Dr.paed.
  • Ieva Rudzinska, Latvian Academy of Sport Education
    Department of Management and Comunication Science,  Assoc.prof., Dr. Sci.admin.
  • Gita Jakovļeva, Latvian Academy of Sport Education
    Department of Management and Comunication Science

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Published

2023-07-03