A CORRELATION ANALYSIS OF STUDENTS’ LANGUAGE LEARNING STRATEGIES USE AND THEIR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

Dina Rachmawati

Abstract


The way people learn a foreign language may be different from one person to
another. The success of students’ learning may be affected by the strategies
which are employed by them. Therefore, attracted by the problem, this paper is
aimed to investigate Language Learning Strategies (LLS) employed by the
students and its relationship with their academic performance. Strategy
Inventory of Language Learning Strategies from Oxford (1990) was adopted as
the main theory of the study. The subjects of the research were 30 second year
students of English Department of UNTIRTA (Universitas Sultan Ageng
Tirtayasa) Serang, Banten Province. To collect the data of students’ LLS,
Questionnaire of Strategy Inventory of Language Learning, (Oxford, 1990) was
adopted. Moreover, students’ academic performance was measured from their
Grade Point of Average (GPA).The study finds that, there is relationship
between students’ language learning strategies use and their academic
performance. It is shown by the value of r, which is 0,776, while the critical
value with df of 28 is 0.32 It means that the correlation is marked and
significant. Thus, it suggess that the more a student employs language learning
strategies the better her/his academic performance is.

KEYWORDS: LLS (Language Learning Strategies), SILL (Strategy Inventory of
Language Learning)


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