Language learning strategies: a study of learners perceptions

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María Angélica Murcia Sarmiento

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This study aims at exploring and analyzing howthree seventh graders atNormal School in Chiquinquirá Boyacá perceive the use of language learning strategies. The Activities applied to this group were focused on grammar, speaking, vocabulary and listening based on theories about memory strategies in charge of creating mental linkages, Cognitive strategies like analyzing,Affective strategies related to feelings students have towards language learning and Social strategies that facilitate interaction (Liu, 2010). Datawas collected through interviews, observation and a survey, the findings showed that students had a preference for the activities that involved visual aids and group work, as well as the common use of thememory strategies, especiallywhen they were evaluated.

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