On Factors Influencing EFL Learning Strategies

Xinyan WANG


Language learning strategies refer to techniques used by language learners for the purpose of regulating their own learning. Research on learning strategies has always been a complex issue, because many factors come to play a role when learners are developing and using their learning strategies. To investigate the variations in the use of strategies among EFL students, this paper attempts to analyze internal factors (including learners’ age, intelligence, personality and cognitive style) and external factors (such as teachers’ teaching approaches and materials) that may influence the use of language learning strategies for EFL learners. 


EFL learning strategies; Internal Factors; EXTernal factors; EFL learners

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/n


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