LANGUAGE LEARNING STRATEGIES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING USED BY PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS AT GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING DEPARTMENT

Abstract

Author(s): Adnan OFLAZ

The purpose of this study is to determine the language strategies of prospective teachers of German language and examine the relationship between the variables such as the students’ gender, class the types of high schools from which they graduated and the strategies used. The subjects of this study are composed of 288 students attending Department of German Language Education at Ondokuz May?s University. The data of the research were gathered with “Strategy Inventory for Language Learning” questionnaire developed by Oxford. The results of the study indicate that female students were superior to males in six kinds of strategies of the proportion of usage; State High Schools and Foreign Language Orientated High Schools graduates use their metacognitive, social and compensation strategies at the highest level. On the other hand, Anatolian Teacher Training High School graduates were determined as the students who used all language learning strategies at the lowest level. The students at Prep. classes use all learning strategies at the highest level except for memory and cognitive strategies. But the third and fourth grader students used learning strategies at the lowest level. In addition obtained data by means of questionnaire were analyzed and the students were informed to know what type of strategies they used.

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