social and human sciences review مجلة العلوم الاجتماعية والانسانية
Volume 17, Numéro 35, Pages 7-26

An Investigation Into First Year Students’ Learning Strategies In Writing At The Department Of English In Batna 2 University: Present Issues And Future Implications

Authors : Nawel Kissoum . Hacéne Saadi .

Abstract

This paper aims at providing a survey of the development and types of language learning strategies (LLS) with a special emphasis on their usage in the writing skill. Besides, it investigates their use by Algerian EFL (English as a Foreign Language) first year students at the department of English language and literature at Batna 2 University. The study determines if the students are aware of the LLS that are used in writing and whether they are employing them. Data was collected during the academic year 2016–2017 from 63 students by means of a questionnaire designed by the author[ See appendix]. The results of the questionnaire revealed that the majority of the sample, i.e. (71.43%) is not aware of the strategies used in writing.

Keywords

language learning strategies (LLS), cognitive strategies, metacognitive strategies, social strategies, affective strategies, writing strategies, writing skill