Language learning strategies of Macao nursing students: an embedded mixed methods study

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Abstract

Although many scholars have used SILL (Strategy Inventory for Language Learning) and other methods to assess students’ language learning strategies (LLS), not many of them have used multiple methods or collected data over a lengthy period of time. Furthermore, only a few have considered the cultural sensitivity issue of SILL, and still fewer of them have assessed LLS of nursing students for the four main English skills. In this study, an embedded mixed methods approach was used to find out the LLS use of 208 undergraduate nursing students, and the cultural sensitivity issue of SILL was analyzed. Significant differences were found among students’ background, their LLS use, and gender. With better understanding of students’ LLS use, implications for EFL teaching and curriculum development are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-208
Number of pages20
JournalAsian Englishes
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2014

Keywords

  • Chinese EFL learners
  • English proficiency
  • SILL
  • language learning strategies
  • nursing students

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