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A Closer Check out Learning Strategies, L2 Proficiency, and Gender Author(s): Steve M. Green and Rebecca Oxford Origin: TESOL Quarterly, Vol. up to 29, No . a couple of (Summer, 1995), pp. 261-297 Published simply by: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL) Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3587625 Seen: 03/07/2010 01: 44 Your use of the JSTOR store indicates the acceptance of JSTOR's Stipulations of Use, sold at http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp. JSTOR's Terms and Conditions of Use provides, in part, that if you have obtained preceding permission, may very well not download a whole issue of a journal or perhaps multiple clones of content articles, and you may use content inside the JSTOR organize only for your own, non-commercial work with. Please speak to the author regarding any further use of this kind of work. Publisher contact information might be obtained for http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublisher?publisherCode=tesol. Every copy of any element of a JSTOR transmission need to contain the same copyright realize that appears around the screen or perhaps printed web page of these kinds of transmission. JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, analysts, and students discover, use, and build after a wide range of content in a trusted digital organize. We make use of information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate fresh forms of grant. For more information regarding JSTOR, you should contact [email protected] org.
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Vol. TESOLQUARTERLY 29, Number 2, Summer1995
A CloserLook at Learning Strategies, L2 Proficiency, and Gender RUBEN M. GREEN SalemStateCollege REBECCA OXFORD of University Alabama
This study builds on previous study using the Technique Inventory pertaining to Language Learning (SILL). Most earlier SILL research has made comparisons across the entire survey or in terms of technique categories and has stressed proficiency level at the expenditure of other variables. The current largescale (N= 374) study of learning strategy work with by learners at three different course levels at the University of Puerto Lujoso relates technique use to male or female as well as to L2 proficiency level and involves analysis of variation in the use of individual strategies on the SILL. Like previous research workers, we discovered greater make use of learning approaches among easier learners and higher numbers of strategy employ by women than by men. The analysis, however , revealed more complex patterns of use than have appeared in previous research. With both skills level and gender, simply some items showed significant variation, and significant variance by effectiveness level would not invariably imply more recurrent strategy employ by more successful students. The strategies reported as applied more often by more successful college students emphasized lively, naturalistic practice and were chosen for combination which has a variety of whatever we term bedrock strategies, which were used often or relatively frequently by simply learners in any way levels. The study's generalizability and its ramifications for teachers and researchers are talked about.
relationship with the use of learning strategies to accomplishment in perfecting a second or perhaps foreign language, along with gender and other variables, is the focus of an evergrowing body of research within the last decade. Most of the quantitative approach research, however , has had the strengths and limitations of an aerial picture: It displays prominent top features of the panorama but simply gives suggestions as to what the trees and buildings in the picture could look like up close. This is because many quantitative research comparing The 261
approach use simply by different sets of students have tended to pay more attention to overall technique use as well as to the use of extensive categories of approaches than to...