E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 2, Issue 6, 2022

Assessment of Language Learning Strategies Used by Students in Gummi Local Government, Zamfara State

Author(s): Dr. Ibrahim Aisha Abdullahi


This study was carried out to investigate the levels and frequency of Language Learning Strategies (LLS) used by senior secondary schools’ students in Gummi local Government, Zamfara State, Nigeria. That was because of the complaints from different stakeholders that there was poor performance of the students in the national examinations. Descriptive survey research was used in the study. The population of the 6874 secondary schools’ students in the Local Government. Multistage sampling techniques was used to select sample size. A total of 208 senior secondary schools two (SS II) students were randomly selected and took part in this study. The participants completed the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL) questionnaire. The data collected were computed and analyzed via descriptive statistic. The findings of the study were that there were very low frequencies of the level of each strategy used by secondary schools in learning English language. The overall use of the strategies was in low-use level. At the end of the study, the pedagogical implications and recommendations were provided. One of which is that students should be given opportunities to reflect on their own learning process so that they may become aware of the criteria of their idea and how it influenced their language learning.

Keywords: Language Learning Strategies (SILL), English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Second Language (SL), Secondary

Pages: 106-111

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